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Jessie Ford, Adair County, KY (1945-2014)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was a member of a large, respected Adair County family. She was a businesswoman, and formerly operated a family care home. She was the daughter of the late Orby and Medie Corbin Wheat. Her husband, James Ford, Columbia, survives. She leaves nine direct living descendants.
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Jessie Ford, 69, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 4:40amCT, at Summit Manor Health & Rehab Center, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Monday, September 29, 2014, at the funeral home.

Jessie Ford, Adair County, KY (1945-2014)

She was born Monday, March 12, 1945, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Orby and Medie Corbin Wheat. She died Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Columbia, Adair County, KY at the age of 69 years, six months, and 15 days. She formerly operated a family care home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters; Marie Helm, Altie Richards, Edel Melson.

Survivors include:
  • Her husband: James Ford of Columbia, KY

  • Two sons: Jerry (Donna) Ford, Jamie (Lyndsey) Ford all of Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: Sanford Wheat of Columbia, KY; and Paul (Martha) Wheat of Indiana

  • Two sisters: Millie (Oris) Murrell; and Annie (Loren) Bennett, all of Columbia, KY

  • Five grandchildren

  • And two great-grandchildren
Send a condolence to the family of Jessie Ford

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements ----------

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