FORD, RICHARD E - Benton County, Arkansas | RICHARD E FORD - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Richard E FORD

Walnut Hill (Brightwater) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

May 18, 1835 - January 6, 1922

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, January 12, 1922

FORD, Richard E. - {from Walnut Hill} Our neighborhood was shocked last Thursday morning when the news reached us that Uncle Richard Ford was dead. We all knew he was feeble but didn't realize he was dangerously ill. He will be missed by those who knew him best and when in prime of life. A great Christian worker, a good singer and friend to those who needed friendship. Of course he had reached the stage of second childhood and his case was great but all friends and relatives join in thanking Jesse Ford for the final care given him.. He gave the Walnut Hill editor his obituary some two years ago to have printed and as some might say had his eccentric notions and all was carried out as far as we could learn. He had Frank Hendrix to make his coffin immediately after his wife's death. He had erected the monuments and it was his request that Mr. Dye and Rob Terrell tramp the dirt in the grave as filled and all was done. He will be greatly missed as he so faithfully attended the Blaylock grave yard, also his wife's grave. Following is the obituary as prepared by Mr. Ford: Richard E. Ford was born in Tennessee May 18, 1835, Cannon Co. At the age of 4 years he went with his parents to Illinois and from there to Arkansas. Then in 1851 they moved to Missouri. In August 1853 I professed a hope in Christ and joined the South Methodist church. Was married July 19, 1857 to Emaline P. Mars. After the Civil War my wife and I joined the Freewill Baptist church and were baptized by Jonathan Owens, a Freewill Baptist preacher, in Indian Creek, Mo. I am still trying to live a Christian life. Christ said to the apostles, "Let not your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe in me also. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you and if I go I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am there may you be also." Dear People, that is what I am looking for - a home in Heaven. If Cousin George Williams is alive at my death I want him to attend to my funeral; if not, then Bro. Louis Moon is to be his alternate.

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Record #: 206537

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Submitted: 6/20/09 • Approved: 9/28/16 • Last Updated: 10/1/16 • R206537-G0-S3

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