Mondel Ford (10-5-15) service 10-10-15

Mondel Ford was born in Hardin County on Aug. 24, 1928, the son of the late Allen and Susie Austin Ford.
On Feb. 28, 1948, he was united in marriage to Ellise Highland, who survives.
Mr. Ford retired from Rudy’s Farm in Florence, Alabama and he had been a self-employed logger and farmer. Mr. Ford also had been a grain operator in Tyronza, Arkansas. He was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ. Mr. Ford enjoyed raising horses and dogs and raising a garden. Mr. Ford loved all his children, grandchildren and his family.
He departed this life on Monday, Oct. 5, in Savannah, at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 11 days.
In addition to his wife Ellise of 67 years, he is also survived by his children, Houston Ford and his wife Elaine of Elkhart, Indiana, Elvin Ford and his wife Joan, Ricky Ford and his wife Glenna, Jimmy Ford, Kay White and her husband W.C. and Randy Ford, all of Savannah, and George Ford of Port Charlotte, Florida; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Jason, Crystal, Scottie, Rocky, Billy, Falin, Tim, Lee Ann, Shana and Christen; 11 great-grandchildren, Ricki, C.J., Phoenix, Halle, William Houston, Jensen, Cooper, Natalie, Marlee, Jacob and Aiyden and one on the way; two sisters, Robbie Barrier of Savannah  and Nell Benson of Florence, Alabama.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Timothy Dewayne Ford; one daughter-in-law, Judy Ford; one great-grandchild, Damon Ford; two sisters, Elgene White and Betty Brewer; and two brothers, Billy Joe Ford and Jerry Ford.
Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m., at Walnut Grove Church of Christ in Savannah with David Highland and David Dowdy officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Savannah.

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