BARGO, Ledies
April 28, 2011 12:00 AM | 1596 views | 3 3 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rev. Ledies Bargo, beloved husband, father, grandfather, minister of the Gospel, and friend, went home to the Lord on April 26, 2011. Ledies was born in Harlan Kentucky on October 27, 1936, son of the late Sarah and Farmer Bargo. Ledies desire for ministry began early in life. At the age of 11 Ledies pastored his own Church. God confirmed the call and he was ordained into the ministry in 1957. God led Ledies to many wonderful congregations during his 52 years of ministry. These Congregations include Hopewell Baptist Church, Jeffersontown, Kentucky, East Naples Baptist Church, Naples, Florida, Shady Grove Baptist, Marietta, Georgia and Greer's Chapel Baptist Church, Kennesaw, Georgia. Upon retirement from Greer's Chapel Baptist Church, Ledies was named Pastor Emeritus. He was also named to the Marquis Who's Who in Religion, and to the National Platform Association of Public Speakers. Ledies passion was for the Lord. He lived the Word of God with conviction according to his almighty purpose and was known for caring for his congregation and for serving God and his community. As a Minister he was a superb preacher who never let a member walk out of church without thinking he had been speaking directly to them or about some situation in their life. When people asked about his unusual name, he often joked that it was Biblical, having come from the verse "Lead us not unto Temptation". As a husband and a father, he was a faithful and compassionate servant who loved God, family, and life. In retirement, Ledies could be seen daily trekking Kennesaw Mountain in the company of several devoted hikers who he loved and enjoyed. Ledies was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers and one sister. Ledies is survived by Martha, his wife of 53 years, who he met at Cumberland College where he was a History Professor and she Assistant Dean of Women Students. He is also survived by three daughters: Martha Ellen Wilson (Keith), Sarah "Sally" Bargo LitchfIeld (Gregg) and Mary Susan Bargo. He had 9 grandchildren: Martha Ellen (Emmy) Marschalk (Paul), Rebekah Smith, Donald Smith, Jr. Brooke Nelson (Paul), Myriah Wilson, Shane Wilson, Mark Wilson, George E. Litchfield, II, and Winifred (Winnie) Litchfield, and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Vincel Bargo, and two sisters Janie Middleton and Dorcas Peach. "For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 8:38-39. Funeral Services will be at Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home Friday April 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Greer's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Kennesaw, GA. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Ledies, donations may be made to: The Scholarship fund at The University of the Cumberlands, President's Office, 6191 College Station Drive, Williamsburg, KY 40769 Or to a charity of your choice.
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Paul Marschalk
May 01, 2011
Ledies or Paw-Paw as he was fondly referred to will be missed by myself, Emmy, and little Noah. We are so grateful to have spent a few days with him recently at his home. I feel fortunate to have been united in marriage to Emmy by him at Greers Chapel in 2004. Rest peacefully Paw-Paw.
Menlia Moss Trammell
April 28, 2011
Ledies and Martha Bargo are dear friends as they were to my parents, Donnie and Charlotte Moss.

We were married by Ledies and Martha played the piano at our wedding on December 20, 1970. We could always count on Rev. Bargo's presence and prayers in the down times as well as the times of celebration. He was a friend and visitor as my dad declined and was there for my mother in the end when she needed a pastor and friend. He practiced what he preached and was a fine man of compassion.
Karen in Kennesaw
April 28, 2011
What a beautiful tribute to someone who gave their entire life to others. His girls reflect this same generosity of spirit. Our family grieves for the loss in yours.
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