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Cawood Ledford’s widow passes away

Frances Ledford, the widow of legendary Kentucky basketball broadcaster Cawood Ledford, has passed away at the age of 90. According to the Herald-Leader, she died Sunday night in Harlan, where the two lived after his retirement.

In an interview with the Herald Leader, JMI Vice President of Operations Kim Ramsey recalled this sweet memory of Frances waiting for Cawood to come home from basketball road trips.

“She never would go to bed until he came home,” Ramsey said. “She’d sit in a love seat in the front room and wait for him.”

Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for Thursday in Harlan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cawood Ledford Boys and Girls Club in Harlan or to a project to set up a room named for Cawood Ledford at the public library in Harlan.

[Kentucky.com]

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3 Comments for Cawood Ledford’s widow passes away



  1. cats646
    5:18 pm June 18, 2018 Permalink

    R. I. P. Prayers for the family.



  2. DennyC
    8:35 pm June 18, 2018 Permalink

    Cawood Ledford was the best. And I’m a Louisville Cardinal fan. #Respect



  3. shelby
    9:38 pm June 18, 2018 Permalink

    Cawood was one of a kind; i’m sure his wife was a special person. Prayers for the family.