Born 2-17-1924 -- Died 3-2-2008
Lawrence Allen "L.A." Ford, 84, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Many Springs community, was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Alton, Mo., and died March 2, 2008, at NHC HealthCare in West ?Plains, Mo.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty (Guffey) Ford of the home; two daughters, Barbara Martin and husband, Kenneth, and Shirley Green and husband, David; two grandchildren, Rex Martin and Sonya Martin, all of Bois D'Arc; one step-son, Clinton Guffey and wife, Vicky of West Plains, Mo.; two step-grandchildren, Heather Bunch and husband, Mark, and Barbara Guffey all of West Plains; two step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Anna Barton of Peace Valley, Mo., Delora Vest and Martha Warren of Alton, Mo., and Olive Bales of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one brother, David Ford of Peace Valley, Mo.; a special nephew, Cleve Warren of West Plains; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Daisy (Williams) Ford; his parents, Farris and Winnie (Houdek) Ford; a sister, Frances Ford; a brother, Chris Ford; and two infant brothers, Daniel and Jessie.
Funeral services were held March 5 in the Clary Chapel in Alton with Bro. Ronnie Blanks officiating. Interment followed in the Many Springs Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton.