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  • Rev. Rondle ‘Bo’ Ford

Rev. Rondle ‘Bo’ Ford

 Rev. Rondle "Bo" Ford, 76, of Hayesville, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Ga.

He was born in Cherokee County, but lived his entire life in Clay County. Bo was the son of the late Vorrest Samuel and Mary Lee Franklin Ford. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Bo was a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. He had been a pastor for local churches for more than 35 years. Bo was past chaplain for Post 6812 VFW and the Lions Club; he was also a member of the American Legion. He volunteered at Christian Love Ministry. Bo retired from Ingles in Hayesville as a customer service supervisor in 2003. He began working part-time for Townson-Rose Funeral Home, LLC. Bo pastored Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Marble, N.C. and also was a member.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Bishop Ford; one brother, Chester Ford; and one sister, Judith Ann Moore.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 23 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Rondal Brown and Rev. Johnny Foster officiated. Burial was in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites conducted by the VFW Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkins American Legion Post 96 and D.A.V. Chapter 73 and American Legion Post 532 of Hayesville and VFW post 6812. The Lions Club served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Jimmy Rogers, Walter Blanton, Dean Morris, Jimmy Rogers and Ed Ashe.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to The Manna Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805 or to the College of the Ozark, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com was in charge of arrangements.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997