Russell James Ford

Resident of Dahlonega

Russell James Ford died unexpectedly in Dahlonega on April 1, 2018 at the age of 21.

Russell is survived by his parents, Ronald J. Ford of Milwaukee, WI and Debra A. Fox of Dahlonega, GA

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Beatrice Wall and his paternal grandparents, John and Patricia Ford.

Russell was born on May 31, 1996 in Fond du Lac, WI. He lived in Fond du Lac as well as Riverview, FL before moving to Dahlonega, GA in 2008.  Russell graduated from Lumpkin County High School.  He loved the outdoors and spent a great deal of time in the forests of Northern Wisconsin. He was an avid woodworker and self-taught auto repairman. He read extensively and acquired an eclectic library in a very short time.  He always loved animals and volunteered at the local animal shelter.

A memorial service was led by Fr. Tim Kitzke on April 7, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI at St. Hedwig-Three Holy Women Catholic Parish, 1702 N. Humboldt Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

A funeral service is scheduled for April 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, Dahlonega, GA 30533.  Fr. John Matejek will lead the service.  A small reception will follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the TLC Humane Society, 1735 Red Oak Flats Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533 would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home 20 Gibson Road Dahlonega GA 706-864-DOVE (3683)

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 36,
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-3613
Fax: 706-864-5812