Visitation will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at Cleveland Funeral Home.
Graveside funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Larry Braswell will officiate the service.
She was born on August 5, 1939, to Bill and Lizzie (Morris) Singleton in Eupora. Mrs. Tedford was a Eupora native having lived there the first few years of her life before moving to the Delta.
She attended schools in Cleveland and graduated from Cleveland High School. She married John Tedford on March 15, 1957, in Cleveland. She and her family owned and operated the Handi-Mart Store and John Tedford Auto Sales in Merigold for many years. She was also a former Cleveland State Bank employee. Mrs. Tedford was member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother O.B. Singleton.
She is survived by husband of 56 years, John Tedford of Scott; daughter, Phyllis Tedford (Knox) Purnell of Southaven; son, David Tedford of Cleveland; brother, Ralph Singleton of Southaven; three grandchildren, Parker Noblin, Jessica Tedford and Presley Purnell; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Bernie Jones, Parker Noblin, Joey Tedford, Danny Tedford, Mark Singleton and Ed Phillips.
Memorials may be made to St Jude Children's, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net