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Bettye Jane Ford

July 1, 1930 — July 9, 2023

Buchanan, TN

Bettye Jane Heggie Ford, age 93 of Buchanan, TN, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2023.

Bettye was the owner & operator of Whispering Pines Café in Buchanan, TN, for more than 50 years.  She loved fishing, reading, watching old western movies, eating sweet treats, and visiting with her family, friends & customers.  She also loved all animals, but cats were always the closest to her heart.

Bettye was born on July 1, 1930, in Erin, TN, to the late Ernest and Gracie Lewis Heggie.

She married Roy Henry Ford on July 26, 1949, and he preceded her in death on February 21, 1993.  They loved to travel and lived all over the US.  She was especially fond of their time and adventures in the western states.

She had one son, Jacky Roy Henry Ford, on Aug 23, 1950, and he preceded her in death on August 28, 2015.

She is survived by three grandsons, Timothy Roy Ford Warren of Murfreesboro, TN, Bradley Lee Warren of South Jordan, UT, Zachary Taylor Capps of Hazel, KY; several great-grandchildren; and longtime family friends, Natalie Hickman and Robert “Rookie” Edwards.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelman Baggett and Forthey Waggoner; and two brothers, W.G. (Dick) Heggie and James D. Heggie.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2023, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home. 
Following the service, the spreading of her ashes will be conducted at the Lewis Family Cemetery in Erin, TN. 

Memorials may be made to Paris Landing Fire Department, 15616 Highway 79 N, Suite C, Buchanan, TN 38222, or to Point Pleasant Baptist Church, 13700 Highway 79 N, Buchanan, TN 38222, or to Lewis Cemetery, Attn: Kim Lewis, 3376 Highway 46 North, Erin, TN 37061.




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