Donald Montford | 1931-2014

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014

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Donald Montford

Donald Montford, 83, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral was April 4 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Demmitt and Jimmy Don Taylor officiating. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery under the direction of Hawkins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Robert Shawn, Colby Shawn, Jason Shawn, Mark Jordan, Jarrod Montford and Clayton Byrd.

Donald was born March 12, 1931, in Bridgeport to John and Ruth (Bevill) Montford. He married Verda Mae Kelley March 17, 1951, in Bridgeport and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Donna Sue Byrd; brother Billy Montford; and grandson Donald Lee “Chief” Money.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Verda Mae Montford of Bridgeport; son David Montford and wife, Beth, of Bridgeport; daughter Judy Money and husband, James, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Katie Whaley and husband, Brian, Samantha Russell and husband, William, Jarrod Montford, Jodi Money and Clayton Byrd and wife, Mary Beth; great-grandchildren J.J. Prock and Nikki Minor; other family members and a host of friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kountry Kidney Team for the National Kidney Foundation at

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