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01/29/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Carol Kirk Ledford

Carol Anne Kirk Ledford
(d. 23 Jan 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1962

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Incredibly, there is still more sad news this Friday.  Carol Kirk Ledford, Class of 1962, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 71. 

  From Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA - 01/29/16:

Hi Typhoon classmates, on Saturday we lost another of our classmates. Carol Kirk Ledford, funeral Saturday 11:00 at Weymouth Funeral Home.

She made our last reunion and did get our memory booklet in November. That I am really happy about. She's been a friend since we were 15 years old when she was a hair dresser with her mom in downtown Newport News.

I myself will miss her wit and enjoying her funny stories. Rest in peace, Carol. God bless you and your family.

   Brenda, I am very sorry to learn this. I'm so glad you posted it; I had not recognized her name. You have my deepest sympathies on the passing of your friend.

From the Daily Press - 01/27/16: 

                 Carol Kirk Ledford

    NEWPORT NEWS - Carol Anne Ledford, 71, died on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family.

She was a lifelong Newport News resident and was co-owner of Mother & Daughter Hair Salon & Dress Shop for over 35 years. At the time she was the youngest licensed hairdresser in the state of Virginia, receiving her license at 15 years of age.

She was co-founder of the Denbigh Lady Lions and a member of Beta Gamma of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Later in life she got her real estate license. For over 15 years, she supported a third world child who is now in college.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, William and Clara Kirk, and her partner, Stephen Frankie.

She is survived by her daughters, Kim Calantropo and her husband, Richard, of VA Beach, and Samantha Linneman and her husband, Carl, of Suffolk; and her beloved grandchildren, Marco, Tia Jordan and Elizabeth.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Weymouth Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The _____ or The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation.

Arrangements Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on January 27, 2016.

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January 27, 2016

  Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mother was a treasure and always had a smile of sunshine to brighten everyone's day . Always remember the happy memories and the laughter you shared. God Bless You and your family .


January 27, 2016

It saddens my heart today that my friend Carol is no longer with us. She was a dear sweet lady and I will miss her company. I looked forward to seeing her and Bella every other week. it breaks my heart I won't be able to visit with her anymore. I pray God took her on swift winds to carry her home where is no longer in pain. I am sorry for your loss.

~ Gabriele Prosser, Newport News, V

January 27, 2016

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. Virginia Gies Rawlins

Virginia Rawlins, Cumming

January 27, 2016

Kim, I remember stopping by the shop where it was always a beehive of activity! All the ladies yakking and telling their stories. Carol commanded a presence with her sharp tongue and you were always laughing and very sweet. So sorry for the loss of your mother. I hope the good memories live on and give you happiness! Much love, dear friend, Elizabeth Ferguson

~ Elizabeth Ferguson, Chesapeake, Virginia

January 27, 2016

I'm sorry for your loss.

~ Unsigned

January 27, 2016

 May her memory be eternal.


January 28, 2016

  I met Carol when we were 18.
She did my hair for the first time and we became best friends/sisters immediately we had many adventures, we even skydive together. I'm going to miss you, my friend, my sister.

~ Judith O'Connor, Palm Desert, California


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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Carol's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Be Thou My Vision

Irish Hymn, c. 8th century

Translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne (02 July 1880 - 19 Jan 1931), 1905

Versified by Eleanor Henrietta Hull (15 Jan 1860 - 13 Jan 1935), 1912

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soulís Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor manís empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heavenís joys, O bright Heavenís Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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