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Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home

125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN

OBITUARY

Lillie Davidson Ford

March 24, 1921August 8, 2019
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Lillie Davidson Ford, 98, of Blue Springs Parkway, Greeneville, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at her home.

She was the former owner of Mosheim Grill and retired from Greene Valley Developmental Center as a food service technician. She was an avid Nascar fan, enjoyed quilting and making porcelain dolls and was an avid reader, often reading an entire book in a day. She was a good Christian lady and loved by all who knew her. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her life. She always made sure they knew how much she loved them by her loving acts and encouraging words. She attended Mosheim Central United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted.

Survivors include two daughters: Dr. Joyce Bales and Sandra Morgan and special son-in-law, Ronnie, both of Greeneville; one son: Doyle Ford of Mosheim; a daughter-in-law: Martha Ford of Mosheim; grandchildren: special grandson and caregiver Max Bales II of the home, Charles Eric Jeffers, Eddie Ford and wife, Karen, Mark Ford and wife, Kelly, Geoffrey Ford and wife, Thelma, all of Mosheim, Amanda Yost and husband, Dr. Tony Yost, Lester Ford, and Lisa Douthat all of Greeneville,;great grandchildren: Chloe Ford Powers and husband, Mitchell, of Greeneville, Leah Ford, Natalie Ford and Eric Allen Jeffers all of Mosheim; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two special friends: Maureen Arrington and Dr. Debra Lewis.

She was the daughter of the late James Roy Davidson and Ella Forrest Lester Davidson. She was married to Rufus Carl Ford on November 11, 1942 and he preceded her in death October 5, 1979. She was preceded in death by a son: Glenn Carl Ford; a son-in-law: Max Miller Bales; seven brothers: Lester, Carson, Gene, Hubert, Donald, John, and Finn Davidson; four sisters: Mary Davidson, Marie Coffey, Ethel Coffey and Clara Bowlin. Her special companion, Roxie, preceded her in death in June of this year while she was a patient in the hospital.

The family will receive friends from 4-7pm Saturday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Richard Long and Reverend James Brooks officiating.

Interment will be at 1:00 pm Sunday in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mosheim. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:00 pm Sunday for the committal service.

Pallbearers will be Max Bales II, Eric Jeffers, Geoffrey Ford, Eddie Ford, Mark Ford, and Lester Ford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Richard Aasheim, Dr. Steven Prince, Dr. Joe Austin, Dr. Carl Bartecchi of Colorado, and Colorado governor Bill Owen.

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Joyce Bales, Daughter
  • Sandra and Ronnie Morgan, Daughter and Special Son-in-law
  • Doyle Ford, Son
  • Martha Ford, Daughter-in-law
  • Max Bales II, Special Grandson and Caregiver
  • Charles Eric Jeffers, Grandchild
  • Eddie and Karen Ford, Grandson and Wife
  • Mark and Kelly Ford, Grandson and Wife
  • Geoffrey and Thelma Ford, Grandson and Wife
  • Amanda and Dr. Tony Yost, Granddaughter and Husband
  • Lester Fod, Grandchild
  • Lisa Douthat, Grandchild
  • Chloe Ford Powers and Mitchell, Great Granddaughter and Husband
  • Leah Ford, Great Grandchild
  • Natalie Ford, Great Grandchild
  • Eric Allen Jeffers, Great Grandchild
  • Maureen Arrington, Special Friend
  • Dr. Debra Lewis, Special Friend
  • James Roy Davidson, Father (deceased)
  • Ella Forrest Lester Davidson, Mother (deceased)
  • Rufus Carl Ford, Husband (deceased)
  • Glenn Carl Ford, Son (deceased)
  • Max Miller Bales, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Lester Davidson, Brother (deceased)
  • Carson Davidson, Brother (deceased)
  • Gene Davidson, Brother (deceased)
  • Hubert Davidson, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Davidson, Brother (deceased)
  • John Davidson, Brother (deceased)
  • Finn Davidson, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Davidson, Sister (deceased)
  • Marie Coffey, Sister (deceased)
  • Ethel Coffey, Sister (deceased)
  • Clara Bowlin, Sister (deceased)
  • Roxie ., Special Companion (deceased)
  • She also leaves several nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Max Bales II
  • Eric Jeffers
  • Geoffrey Ford
  • Eddie Ford
  • Mark Ford
  • Lester Ford
  • Dr. Richard Aasheim, Honorary
  • Dr. Steven Prince, Honorary
  • Dr. Joe Austin, Honorary
  • Dr. Carl Bartecchi, Honorary
  • Governor Bill Owen, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019

Memories

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Pauline Adams

August 15, 2019

Our condolences to Joyce, Sandra and Max Miller.
We were out of town at the time and missed Lillie's funeral. She was such a wonderful person. We loved seeing her and talking with her. We will always remember her smile and kind words.
With love, Pauline and Bill Adams

Max Bales

August 12, 2019

Lillie Ford and Roxie 2004

Gwendolyn Vaughan Shaw

August 11, 2019

I am so sorry the learn of the passing of Lillie Ford. I have such great memories of her as the mother of my friends Doyle, Joyce & Sandra (who my father always called 'Falcon" because she was too little to be a Ford) and as the proprietor of the Grill in Mosheim where we would often go after school and certainly before basketball games for hamburgers and her famous Grilled Donuts with ice cream. She was a beautiful lady who was always laughing and always so kind to everyone.

My sincere condolences to Joyce, Doyle & Sandra and their families. - Gwen (Vaughan) Shaw, Mount Juliet, TN

Dennis Phillips

August 11, 2019

So sorry Joyce.

Boyd & Sue Coffey

August 10, 2019

The heavens just a lot brighter with that beautiful smile & caring soul. She always lit up the room when she walked in. She was such a loving & caring person. She reminded me so much of our mom, her sister Ethel Coffey. Well they are together again with the rest of family. May you all know that she is watching over all of you & may you feel God's presence during your time of sorrow
May God Bless all & hold you in his arms.

Max Bales

August 9, 2019

Beverly Shaw

August 9, 2019

I meet Lillie when I placed an ad in the paper to do hand quilting. What beautiful quilts she made. I had never seen any quilt as beautiful as she made. But I got a wonderful friend. I am so blessed to have know her. Rest in peace my wonderful friend.

Max Bales

August 9, 2019

Max Bales

August 9, 2019

Max Bales

August 9, 2019

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Biography

Lillie Davidson Ford, 98, of Blue Springs Parkway, Greeneville, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at her home.

She was the former owner of Mosheim Grill and retired from Greene Valley Developmental Center as a food service technician. She was an avid Nascar fan, enjoyed quilting and making porcelain dolls and was an avid reader, often reading an entire book in a day. She was a good Christian lady and loved by all who knew her. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her life. She always made sure they knew how much she loved them by her loving acts and encouraging words. She attended Mosheim Central United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted.

Survivors include two daughters: Dr. Joyce Bales and Sandra Morgan and special son-in-law, Ronnie, both of Greeneville; one son: Doyle Ford of Mosheim; a daughter-in-law: Martha Ford of Mosheim; grandchildren: special grandson and caregiver Max Bales II of the home, Charles Eric Jeffers, Eddie Ford and wife, Karen, Mark Ford and wife, Kelly, Geoffrey Ford and wife, Thelma, all of Mosheim, Amanda Yost and husband, Dr. Tony Yost, Lester Ford, and Lisa Douthat all of Greeneville,;great grandchildren: Chloe Ford Powers and husband, Mitchell, of Greeneville, Leah Ford, Natalie Ford and Eric Allen Jeffers all of Mosheim; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two special friends: Maureen Arrington and Dr. Debra Lewis.

She was the daughter of the late James Roy Davidson and Ella Forrest Lester Davidson. She was married to Rufus Carl Ford on November 11, 1942 and he preceded her in death October 5, 1979. She was preceded in death by a son: Glenn Carl Ford; a son-in-law: Max Miller Bales; seven brothers: Lester, Carson, Gene, Hubert, Donald, John, and Finn Davidson; four sisters: Mary Davidson, Marie Coffey, Ethel Coffey and Clara Bowlin. Her special companion, Roxie, preceded her in death in June of this year while she was a patient in the hospital.

The family will receive friends from 4-7pm Saturday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Richard Long and Reverend James Brooks officiating.

Interment will be at 1:00 pm Sunday in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mosheim. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:00 pm Sunday for the committal service.

Pallbearers will be Max Bales II, Eric Jeffers, Geoffrey Ford, Eddie Ford, Mark Ford, and Lester Ford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Richard Aasheim, Dr. Steven Prince, Dr. Joe Austin, Dr. Carl Bartecchi of Colorado, and Colorado governor Bill Owen.