Claude Franklin Ford, 67, St. Joseph, died on Aug. 9, 2002, of an apparent heart attack at his home. Claude was born May 30, 1935 in Savannah. In 1941 he moved to St. Joseph and remained there for 61 years. He was a 1953 graduate of Benton High School. During his high school years, he excelled in football, track, baseball and academics. In 1952 he joined the Missouri Air National Guard and served in the Reserves for three years. Claude worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Company . . .

Source: The Savannah Reporter, 15 August 2002