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Selma "Sam" Elsie Ford

April 12, 1947 September 18, 2018
Selma "Sam" Elsie Ford
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Obituary for Selma "Sam" Elsie Ford

Selma "Sam" Elsie Magnolia Ford age 71, unexpectedly departed this life on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She was born April 12, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Frank and Viola Nickinin Magnolia.
Sam was adored and loved by all who knew her. She’s had a savvy business mind and a heart of gold.

There was nothing Sam enjoyed more than sitting around the dinner table with family and friends. She was a fantastic cook that made one great pasta dinner.
She loved the Eastern Shore and steamed crabs! Exotic vacations with her husband and close friends was one of her favorite pass time. Christmas was her most enjoyable holiday always going above and beyond on decorations and presents. She was extremely personable and always loved to look her best.

Sam’s grandsons were the pride of her life. The legacy of Sam’s kind spirit, passion for cooking, love of family, and zest for life will live on through them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, Robert and Betty Flannery.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of over 50 years, Marion Ford of Helenwood, TN; (2) sons, Ronald Ford and wife Shannon, Frank Ford and wife Kris; (5) grandchildren, Ronald Ford, II, Tyler Ford, Nick Ford, Braden Ford and Jack Ford; sister, Darlene Rush; nieces and nephews, Patty, Beverly, Bobby, Kim, Heather, Natosha and Nicole; the Hanlon Family, of Chicago, Illinois, whom she loved dearly, and many other family and friends.

Sam's request was cremation.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is in charge of the arrangements for the family of Selma "Sam" Elsie Magnolia Ford.


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