Bill Ledford, former Tribal leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, passed away on Monday, Oct 28. A memorial service will be held on Sat. Nov. 2 at 4pm at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center.
Ledford served the tribe for more than 25 years. As Vice Chief he served from 1995 to 1999. Earlier, he served a short term as Vice Chief in 1987-91.
Ledford served as a Birdtown Representative on Tribal Council for eight years (1967-69, 1969-71, 1973-75, 1981-83).
The public is invited to attend his memorial service. Flowers may be sent in honor of Ledford to Long House Funeral Home in Cherokee.