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Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11th Avenue Blvd SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Orpha (Ford) Shuford

May 21, 1923January 4, 2020

HICKORY— Orpha Ford Shuford, 96 of Hickory passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Trinity Village of Hickory after a period of declining health. Born in Watauga County, on May 21, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ira V. and Betty Ford. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Reverend George W. Shuford; her son Michael Shuford; sisters Dorothy Sparks and Shirley Watson; brothers Garland Ford and Arlen Ford. Orpha and her husband Reverend George Shuford, served many Lutheran parishes in North Carolina. She retired from Trinity Village, formerly Lutheran Home after 50 years of nursing. She is survived by her son Mark David Shuford of the home; brothers Roy Ford of Hudson and Troy Ford of Lenoir; special friend Kim Long of Hickory and a sister-in-law Kennie Shuford of Hickory. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:00am at Hickory Funeral Home with Reverend Leonard Bolick officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Private burial will be a Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be left at www.hickoryfh.com Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.

Services

  • RECEIVING OF FRIENDS Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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Orpha (Ford) Shuford

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Beverly Edwards

January 7, 2020

Orpha and I worked together years ago at Trinity Village, then Lutheran Home. She was a wonderful nurse and a very special person. She brought friendship and comfort to many. My love, prayers, and sympathy for all of the family.

Deborah Johnson

January 7, 2020

I had the privilege of doing pastoral care visits with Orpha when I worked for St. Lukes Lutheran in Conver back in 2016-17. She was always so kind and welcoming to me. Blessings and peace to all left behind to cherish her memory.

Deacon Deborah Johnson

Kay Conrad

January 7, 2020













David, my sympathy in the loss of your dear mother. She was a faithful partner in ministry with your dad.
George and my husband Paul Conrad worked together on the NC Lutheran. Perhaps you remember stopping by our house in Statesville.
I remember you told us you lived half way between Iron Station and Pumpkin Center. You and Michael thought that was very funny.
God's peace to you and your family.
Kay Conrad, Winston-Sale

Karen Lowder

January 7, 2020

She was my mentor when I was at the Lutheran Home.I was the ward secretary for many years.I will always look up to her now in heaven.My mother is there so they will have a lot to talk about.My deepest sympathy to Mark and family.

C. Neil Scott

January 5, 2020

Taken June 19th 2011

C. Neil Scott

January 5, 2020

Taken July 26th 2015

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY