VeteranPaul Ford

Paul FordPaul J. Ford, 88, of Cuba died at 3:37 p.m. Jan. 30, 2007, at Graham Hospital extended care in Canton.

He was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Fountain Run, Ky., a son of Zach P. and Nora L. Creek Ford. He married Wanda Hitchcock on Oct. 1, 1956, in Shelbyville. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, John Ford and John Martin, both of Cuba, Jim Ford of Smyrna, Tenn., and Bob Ford of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Tracy Rickna of Mapleton and Shirley DeLost of Cuba; one sister, Jacqueline Turner of Plano, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula J. Ford; four brothers; and five sisters.

He was a United States Army veteran and served during World War II.

He was self-employed.

He was of the Christian faith.

He was a member of Cuba American Legion Russell Smith Post 533.

Services were held Saturday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Rev. Layton Malone officiating. Burial was in Cuba Cemetery with military rites conducted by his legion post.

Memorials may be made to the Cuba American Legion Russell Smith Post 533.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/7/2007