The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 23, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014


Bonnie L. Ford

BELLBURN — Bonnie L. Ford, 71, of Bellburn, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at her home.

Bonnie was the wife of Arnold Ford Sr. They were married for 53 years before his passing in 2012.

Born March 12, 1942, at Bellburn, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Dexter Cunningham Minor.

Bonnie was a loving and dedicated daughter, wife, and mom. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Merle Barstow, Lenora Young and Ada Childers and brothers, Bob, Bill, Jim, Jack, Joe, Freddy and Eddie Minor.

Those left to cherish her memory are her four children: Phillip “Pete” and wife, Cindy, Arnold Jr. (Sabrina), and Tammy and Tommy; seven grandchildren, Peggy Deskins, Brian Loudermilk, Matt Ford and wife, Jamie, Jarred Ford and wife, Allison, Cassandra Howell and husband, Levi, Savannah Ford and Kenny and Kendall Ford; five great-grandchildren, Amber, Hunter, Peyton, Makaylee, and Jacob; two sisters, Pearl Persinger and Anice Skaggs; two brothers, Aubrey and Frank Minor.

Bonnie’s life was spent taking care of and loving her family. She spent many years caring for her mother before she passed away in 1986. There are no words to express the gratitude that is felt for the loving, end-of-life care that was given by Sabrina McKinney. A special blessing was given to our family for the care Sabrina and Matt Ford, (Bonnie’s grandson), provided for our most precious Mom and Mamaw. Bonnie will be missed by many friends, neighbors, and extended family. Thanks to all of you for what you did.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle.

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