CANE CREEK -- Arthur Ray Ledford, 75, of the Cane Creek Community, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his home. He was the son of the late Grover and Azaline Buchanan Ledford and the husband of the late Diane Lyman Ledford, who passed away in 2014. Arthur retired from the Mitchell County Clerk of Court and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He also loved to hunt and travel. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Grace DeGroat, and a niece, Brenda Blalock.