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Obituary: Hillman Sylvester Ford

Hillman Sylvester Ford, age 96 of Franklin, Tenn., died Dec. 12, 2013. He was a beloved father, husband, grandparent, friend and neighbor. Retired security officer for the U.S. Foreign Service. Veteran of the US Army serving during WWII. 

Ford is preceded in death by parents, Robert James and Lucille Messer Ford; wife of 75 years, Catherine Julia Ford; two infant sons; brothers, Edsel and Lawrence Ford. He is survived by daughter, Sheila Ford (Daniel) Kane; three grandchildren; five step grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1100 Gray Fox Ln. Franklin, Tenn. 37069, Bishop Loope officiating. 
Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg, Miss. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. 
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 615-794-2289. 
Arrangements are by Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 12/19/13 Williamson Herald

Posted on: 12/13/2013


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