Ellis Augustine Ford Jr., 72, of Ettrick, Va., was born on March 14, 1940, in Macon, Ga., to the late Ellis A. Ford Sr. and Mattie Norman Ford. He departed this life on Nov. 28, 2012, at the Good Morning Hospital in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.
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Ellis served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He was married to the former Marie Rodgers for 16 years with whom he had two children, Ronald and Denée Ford.
Ellis was also a member of the First Baptist Church-Harrison Street, where he paid his tithes until his passing.
He leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Ronald D. Ford of Chester, Va.; one daughter, Denée Ford of Chester, Va.; a granddaughter, Siobhan Ford-Holland of Auburn, Ala.; and an ex-wife, Marie Robinson of Chester, Va.
Published in The Progress-Index on Jan. 10, 2013