Mr. Olin Emory “Buddy” Ford, Sr., age 74, of Trion, passed away Friday, December 4, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Ford was born in Tifton, Georgia on February 11, 1935, son of the late John D. Ford and Sally Jane Cox Ford. He was of the Pentecostal Faith, and a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by a Grandson, Dartey Ford and a Great Grandchild, Kirsten Reynolds.

Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, Doris G. Ford; Sons, Olin Emory Ford, Jr., Daniel Andrew Ford and Jeffrey Lee Ford; Daughter, Amelia DeLaine Gregory; Brothers, Denny Rodger and Lenny Rodger; Sisters, Ruth Harrell and Evelina Carter; 17 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. Ford will be held Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Ford and Rev. Gary Howell officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Blackmon, Dylan Ford, Mark Ford, Michael McClellan, Dustin Starkey and Trey Cordell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Leroy Brown, Edmond Brown, David Padgett, Lewis Brown, John Haag and Dennis Gregory.

Mr. Ford will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.