Margaret Parrish Ledford

Profile Updated: April 10, 2018
Margaret Parrish
Margaret Parrish


Margaret Parrish


Margaret Parrish


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Fayetteville, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Randy Ledford /Dec. 31,1952- April 14,2015
Children: Bryan Parrish Ledford Jan. 17, 1978
Bradley Dean Ledford Apr. 22, 1980
Bryce McRae Ledford Dec. More…10, 1987
Grandchildren: Kaylee Lewis Ledford Oct. 10, 2004
Cruz Lam Ledford Apr. 27, 2009
Hayes Parrish Ledford Nov. 28, 2011
Eden Dean Ledford May 16, 2012
Aven Maria Ledford Nov. 13, 2014
Occupation: Retired Elementary School Teacher
Class Year 1968
Years You Attended (19??):

(my dad, Clyde Parrish, coached and taught 1962-64

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I was in the thrid grade when my dad, Clyde Parrish, began coaching and teaching at CMA. I remember we ate most of our meals in the cafeteria. My brother, Britt, and I enjoyed going to the football games, and swimming at the pool. I can still remember a lot of the staff and students from CMA. I have lots of good memories of CMA even though I was only a young girl.

Daddy died Dec. 6, 2000 after a 6 month battle with lung and brain cancer. He was 72 years old. He coached and taught until he was 65 years old. He was a great man! My mother died July 13, 2003, also from cancer.

My cousin, Ed McConeghy also attended CMA. He died at age 42 from a heart attack (1996). His dad also taught at CMA, Irvin Lyle McConeghy. He passed away in 1994.

I was married to Coach Randy Ledford for almost 40 years and he died unexpectedly on Apr. 14, 2015, right out on our driveway after we had eaten lunch. It's been hard on me the past almost 3 years. We have 3 married sons and 5 grandchildren, 3 girls and 2 boys. I retired from teaching in 2005 and have worked part time at school from 2006-2012. I started working again part time in 2016 to keep busy and make a little extra money. I do love helping kids learn! I recently moved(2/3/18) to a townhome at Gates Four Golf and Country Club. My other home was just too big and the yard was too big for me to take care of now that I am a widow. The change has been good for me.

School Story:

I remember some of the cadets had a small band and played on Fri. nights. I was in the 3rd or 4th grade and I would dance with some of the cadets. I thought that was really cool!

I can also remember how some of the cadets would go into the swamp nearby, and catch snakes. They put them into a footlocker. My brother and I were scared to death of those snakes. I can't remember who the guys were.

Col. Blankenship had a dobermin that followed him everywhere around the school. I was really scared of that dog because it was very protective of the Col.

Have you attended A CMA Reunion?


What Year Reunion Did You Attend?


How Did You Find The CMA Website?

Surfing The WEB

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who

When Randy and I went to the Fountain dedication in Oct. of 2014 in Maxton I got to see a lot of the former CMA cadets. I have mostly kept in touch with Randy Jennings, Lee Johnson, Skipper Smith, Eddie Joyner, Billy Lewis, and Woody Gentry. I kind of lost touch with everyone after my husband died.

Fondest Memories of CMA:

The football games and watching my daddy coach, the band marching, eating in the cafeteria, dances, seeing my daddy dressed in his uniform looking so handsome,

What Company Were You In?

Band Company

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Margaret Parrish Ledford at youngest son, Bryce McRae Ledford's graduation from Ft. Benning Boot Camp Dec. 2011. Bryce graduated from college in May 2011 and then decided he wanted to be in the army. He is training for special forces right now & loves it.
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Bryce and Ashley got married on Feb. 11, 2012 when he got back from airborne school.
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Randy and I with our grandchildren at Bryce's wedding: Kaylee, Cruz, and Hayes. Eden wasn't born until May16, 2012.
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My oldest son Bryan and Me at Bryce's wedding.
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Bryce & his mama
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Granddaughters & sisters:
Kaylee Lewis Ledford - 7 years old
Eden Dean Ledford - 6 weeks old
June 2012
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Eden Ledford
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Grandsons & brothers:
Cruz Lam Ledford - 3 years old
Hayes Parrish Ledford - 7 months old
JUne 2012