Ford, Harold Kelly Ford, Sr., 83, of Stone Mountain, GA; passed away February 24, 2016. Preceded in death by his wife, Milbia Ford and survived by his son and two daughters. Hal Ford (Debbie), Monticello; Valarie Labandero, Conyers; and Melanie Atchley (Dennis) Monroe, GA. six grandchildren, Jesson Whited, Adrienne Harper, Amber Landers, Erica Hughes, Kristen Craig and Kelly Ford. Twelve great grandchildren, Alex, Ansley and Ava Harper, Hannah and Ethan Whited, Ryan, Adam and Molly Landers, Caroline, Madelyn and Rory Hughes, Tori Craig. Two Brothers, Dallas (Dimp) Ford, Snellville; Gene C. Ford, Snellville. Mr. Ford was a U.S. Airforce Veteran serving during the Korean War Era. He retired after 30 years with General Motors Lakewood Division as an auto body metal finisher. Active member of the American Legion, Snellville, GA. Had a love for country music and was a band member for several years frequencing the GA Mountain Blue Grass festivals. Great love for fishing, deep sea fishing, boating, camping and going to Panama City Beach. Always enjoyed the company of his family and friends and never met a stranger. The funeral service will be held Saturday February 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with the Rev. Ed Beusse officiating. Burial will follow at Melwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday February 26th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Wages and Sons.

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  1. I will have the family in my thoughts and prayers . I was privileged and honored to be able to have performed with Kelly who was the best (and most solid) rhythm guitar player I have known as well as a great friend. He was considered to be a member of our family as well and will be greatly missed.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. I smile thinking of a day at the lake house when Kelly was full of life wanting to dance. I saw so much of Hal that day and where that twinkle in his eyes came from in the love of dancing and music. Praying for all the memories to fill your hearts to heal you from your pain. Love you.

  3. I have thought of your father often being that my father is around same age and that he lost his wife, my mother like 20 years back. You guys were a great help to him. He is now at peace and resting with his wife.

  4. Thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time. Love and prayers being sent your way. Much love.

  5. Praying for you and your family it’s hard to lose our parents but we will see them again one day what a glorious day that will be

  6. All our prayers for you family friends of Dennis and Melanie our hearts will be with you and know how in the days to come you will still need our prayers GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  7. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Memories are the legacy of love. May these happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Your dad (Kelly) was family and I will miss seeing him at the eye
    doctor. He was very special to me and my husband (Jerry) cousin. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of his family who he

  8. Only new him as “Daddy” but he sure did love his Melanie! Came by work every chance he got just because! Celebrate the life he lived and let the memories warm your heart!

  9. God bless you all. I know you will miss him. He was certainly a loved man, Valarie always spoke so highly of him.

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