HILLMAN SYLVESTER FORD (Age 96)
Of Franklin, TN on December 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
. Preceded in death by parents, Robert James and Lucille Messer Ford; wife of 75 years, Catherine Julia Ford; two infant sons; and brothers, Edsel and Lawrence Ford. Survived by daughter, Sheila Ford (Daniel) Kane; three grandchildren; five step grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m., December 20, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1100 Gray Fox Ln., Franklin, TN 37069. Bishop Loope, officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg, MS. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289.