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PFC Owen Haggerty Ford
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1923
Surgoinsville
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1944
Luxembourg, Belgium

OWEN HAGGERTY FORD WAS THE SON OF WILLIAM TARTAR AND CORNIE KATE ANDERSON FORD.

OWEN HAGGERTY FORD WAS THE 1ST COUSIN OF MY HUSBAND.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE 60TH ARMORED INFANTRY BATTALION, 9TH ARMORED DIVISION. KILLED IN ACTION.

I would like to thank Eric Ackerman for the following obituary:

PFC. OWEN H. FORD

KINGSPORT NEWS
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE
TUESDAY
17 AUG 1948

The body of Pfc. Owen H. Ford, 21, who was killed instantly by shell fragments from enemy artillery, December 19, 1944, is being returned Thursday to his home in Kingsport for burial.

An honor guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet the train bearing the body, arriving in Kingsport at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, and will escort the body to the Huff Funeral Home.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ford, 605 Arch Street, Private Ford was born in Hawkins County and was employed by the Tennessee Eastman Corporation prior to entering the services.

He joined the Army April 2, 1943 and took basic training at Camp Lee, VA. He was also stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Camp Breckenridge, Ky., and Camp Polk, La.

In July, 1944, he was sent overseas with Company C of the 60th Armored Infantry Battalion. Private Ford was part of the company which had been assigned to establish a defensive position in the vicinity of Beaufort, Luxembourg during the "Battle of the Bulge."

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Holston View Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kyle Calhoun and the Rev. Pleas Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in the Holston View Cemetery. The body will be taken to the home, 605 Arch Street, Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are his parents, two brothers, James E. and Tate Ford, of Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Jane Shelton, Gate City, Mrs. Laura Churchill, Johnson City, and Miss Bertha Mae Ford, of Kingsport; and maternal grandfather George Anderson of Church Hill.


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Tarter Ford (1893 - 1969)
  Cornie Kate Anderson Ford (1899 - 1982)
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Jane Ford Shelton (1920 - 1997)*
  James Ealy Ford (1921 - 2001)*
  Owen Haggerty Ford (1923 - 1944)
  Joseph Homer Ford (1927 - 1927)*
  Homer Joseph Ford (1927 - 1927)*
  Beatrice Ford (1928 - 1928)*
  Beatrice Ford (1928 - 1928)*
  Tate Clennard Ford (1931 - 1999)*
  Bertha Mae Ford Hood (1933 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holston View Cemetery
Weber City
Scott County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Heaven Bound
Record added: Oct 11, 2011
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PFC Owen Haggerty Ford
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN THE ALMIGHTY ARMS OF GOD. IN LOVING MEMORY,
-Anonymous
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- mokennehan
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