Alton D. Ford Sr., 38, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at a local hospital. He was born on Feb. 6, 1976. He became a member of Southside Church of Christ on May 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Pearlie Mae Sims; siblings, Sarah Ford Johnson, Robert Ford and Bobby Ford Jr. Survivors include his wife, Natasha L. Hall Ford; three sons, Desmond Hall, Demetrius Ford and Alton Ford Jr.; one grandchild; parents, Bobby and Annie Ford Sr.; mother-in-law, Geneva Hall; father-in-law, Albert (Elizabeth) Beasley; brothers and sisters-in-law, James (Kimberly) Ford, Willie Ford and Charles Ford; Melanie Thompson and Reynon Ross; aunts, Mamie Penney, Fannie Moon and Evelyn Reese; three uncles, Samuel Sims, John Sims and Alfred Sims; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the chapel with Rev. Fred Martin officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery. The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.