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Thelma Denton Ford
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Epworth United Methodist Church
    1540 Camp Road
    James Island, SC 29412
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Edisto Island United Methodist Church
    8193 Palmetto Road
    Edisto Island, SC 29438

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“Dear Ford Clan,Just finished viewing all the photos of Thelma. What a wonderful tribute to her earthly life! She was such a special person and such a...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Linda and Wendell Shealy - SC

“Julian & Ted, We are so sorry about your mother. You and all of the family are in our prayers. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Lewis Wise - Florence, SC

“Rev. Ford & Family, When we lose a parent it is such a great loss but, when we think of your Mother, we see her sitting at the feet of Jesus. It's...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bill & Mary Ruth Mills - Easley,, SC

“Our Family has known Thelma since I was 5 years old. Her, her husband, and my parents were charter members at Epworth together. My Moma,Nell Forlaw,...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Cook - Charleston, SC

“Dear TedSo sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. In viewing the photos on the web page, it looks like you will have a lot of fond memories to...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mike and Lynn Able - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“So sorry to learn of Thelma's passing. She was a wonderful person and I am sure that she is now seeing God's face and the loved ones who were...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Joanie Rugheimer Clute - SC

“So sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Janice Denton and John Arledge - SC

“I will always remember her smiling face at all the family reunions. She was such a sweet an caring person. I know she will be missed by many. My...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Ban - greatfalls, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Ford's passing. My thoughts for peace are with you.Marcia Allen ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Marcia Allen - Asheville, NC


Thelma Denton Ford, 92, of Edisto Island, South Carolina, widow of William "Bill" Gerald Ford entered into eternal rest Saturday, July 6, 2019. Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Church Street at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Piedmont Cemetery, 121 Piedmont Road, Bishopville, SC 29010. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Stuhr's Downtown Chapel and again on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Thelma was born November 15, 1926 in Lee County, South Carolina, daughter of the late Herman Baum Denton and John Dallas Denton. She was an Office Manager at Atlantic Pest and Termite Management, Inc. Thelma was a charter member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She loved to travel, especially to South Dakota where she hosted hunters every pheasant season for 17 years. She loved visiting Israel and made three trips to the Holy Land.

Thelma is survived by her two sons: Rev. Julian R. Ford (Jane) of Seneca, SC and William T. "Ted" Ford (Rosemary), of Edisto Island, SC; daughter-in-law, Sherry Ford; seven grandchildren: Parker Ford (Cheryl), Marc Ford, Rosemary Ford Bonham (Brad), Todd Ford (Brandi), Maegan Ford Bell (Doug), Hunter Ford (Melissa), Elizabeth Ford Foxworth (Shawn); two sisters: Betty Langston of Delzell, SC and Nancy McLeod of Sumter, SC; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons: Tommy Ford and Denny Ford.

Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 1540 Camp Road, Charleston, SC 29412 or Edisto Island United Methodist Church, 8193 Palmetto Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438.

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Piedmont Cemetery

121 Piedmont Road Bishopville, SC 29010