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Gwendolyn Maxine Ledford Rice

Gwendolyn Maxine Ledford Rice, born Dec. 17, 1954, left this world suddenly and peacefully on March 16, 2013, at her home in Forest Park. Gwen is preceded in death by her mother, Oma Ruth Graham Ledford and father George Samuel Ledford Sr.; brother Ronald Ledford and nephew Charles Roger Ledford. She is survived by daughter Christina Loder and husband Ron and grandson Ronnie Loder, brother Charles Ledford, sister Jean Jackson and husband, Bernard, brother George Ledford Jr. and wife, Lesley, brother Keith Ledford and wife, Kym. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as her family of friends and coworkers at PawnMart, friends in the Forest Park law enforcement community and her pet and loving companion, Sadie.

Gwen was passionate about her hobbies throughout her life, which included her love of animals, music, photography, and genealogy. But her greatest love was fishing and camping in the north Georgia mountains. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. CDT at the First United Methodist Church in her family hometown of Tracy City, Tenn.

Interment of cremated remains will be immediately following the service at Plainview Cemetery in Tracy City.