Frances Teaster Ledbetter, age 91, of Forest City, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Fair Haven of Forest City. Frances was born on September 26, 1927 to the late George Ivy McSwain and Bessie Ramsey McSwain. She was a graduate of Tri-High, class of 1944 and a longtime member of Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church. Frances was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She previously worked as a private caregiver, foster parent and co-owned an appliance business for many years with her first husband, Clyde Teaster. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by two husbands, Clyde Teaster and Roy Ledbetter, sons Roger Teaster and Kenneth Teaster; daughter, Brenda Teaster and a granddaughter Angela Ashe.
Those left to cherish her memory are daughter-in-law, Beth Teaster of Mooresboro, stepdaughters, Donna Larch (Larry) and Janice Faucett all of Boiling Springs SC and stepson, Gerry Ledbetter (Lesa) of Rutherfordton NC; granddaughter Lisa Teaster Childers (Randy) of Forest City NC, grandsons Dwight Martin (Lisa) of Little Elm, Tx , Mark Teaster of Mooresboro, NC , and Wayne Teaster (Jessica) of Escondido, Ca; step- grandchildren, Stephanie Henson Morgan (Rick) of Columbus NC, Ivan Henson (Heather) of Boiling Springs SC, Tasha Cooper of Campobello, SC and Brandy Cooper of Campobello, SC , Jonathon Ledbetter (Kayla) of Rutherfordton, NC, and Amanda Ledbetter of Rutherfordton; 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with Reverends Kenny Weaver, Billy Poe Jones and Joey Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. At other times they will be gathered at the home of Beth Teaster.
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