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James Ford

November 14, 1931 — February 20, 2011

Funeral services for James A. Ford, age 79, of Sulphur Springs, have been scheduled for 12:00pm Monday, February 28, 2011at Martin Luther King Church of Christ with Rev. Valanderous Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Mel Haven Cemetery with Jermain Cleveland, Clifton Cleveland, Jr., Jeramie McGill, Broderick Godbolt, Dwight Alford Ford, and Roderick Godbolt serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include L.J. Wade, Henry Ford, Jr., Pastor Dennis Ford, Elmer Dial, R.V. Barnett, Lonnie Ford, Eldon Ford, James Sharper, Paul Sharper, and A.B. Wade, Sr. No visitation has been scheduled.

James Arley Ford was born November 14, 1931, in Hopkins County the son of the late Jess and Pauline Durham Ford. He attended school in the North Caney community. He resided during his adult years in Wichita Falls, TX and then later moved to Dallas, where he was united in marriage to Dorothy Childes Cleveland in April of 1987. She survives. Mr. Ford worked as a maintenance worker in the Dallas area and later in Sulphur Springs. He was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Ford passed away on February 20, 2011 in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include sons, Clifton Cleveland, Jr. and wife, Marsha, of Dallas, Jermain Cleveland, and wife, Yolanda, of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Felicia Stephens, of Dallas; grandchildren, Brittany Ford, of Oakland, CA, Jasmine and Tredarion Stephens, of Dallas, Trondamion, Jalik and Jermain Cleveland, of Sulphur Springs, Morris, Alexis and Jasmine Cleveland, of Dallas; four great-grandchildren; brother, John D. Ford, and wife, Doris Ann, of Witchita Falls; a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Arland Ford; four sisters; and six brothers.

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