Bobbie Jean Ford, 79, of Smithville died Saturday afternoon at NHC Healthcare.
She was the daughter of the late Julius M. and Nora Ella Cantrell Roller. She was a housekeeper at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville and a member of Keltonburg United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Lionel Ford; son, Rickey Ford; brothers, Herman, James and Obbie Roller; and sisters, Emily Caten and Nellie Roller.
Survivors include daughter-in-law, Terrie Ford and her husband Ray Vaughan of Smithville; granddaughter, Holly Ford Bullard of Smithville; great-grandson: Rickey Bullard of Smithville; sisters-in-law, Helen Roller of Rock Island, Willene Davis of Smithville and Helen (Ron) Griffith of Nashville; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Leona Herman of Smithville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Eugene Haley and Michael Hale officiating. Burial followed at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Keltonburg United Methodist Church.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 2, 2014