Death Notices



Ralph Ford, 85, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Superior, Wis. He served in the Army in World War II. On Sept. 28, 1946 he married Ada Smith. He was a farmer and also worked for Perhams Warehouse. He also was a ditch rider for Sunnyside Irrigation and retired from Twin City Foods.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ada Ford; one daughter, Ellen Ford, and her husband, Arnold; and one grandson, Nathan. He is also survived by two sisters, Dora Smith of Grandview, and Ethel Price of Keno, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Alice Ford; two brothers, Edward and Charlie; and two sisters, Edith Brown and Emma Burger.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Grandview Cemetery, Grandview. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Earl Donald Hull, 75, of Sunnyside died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at his home in Sunnyside.

He was born Jan. 17, 1930 in Tulare, Calif. to Raymond and Dilly (Woodworth) Hull. At an early age, he moved with his family to Moxee. He later served in the U.S. Navy. On July 31, 1986 he married Donna Kelso in Prosser, and they made Sunnyside their home.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Hull of Sunnyside; three stepchildren, Betty Stills and Kathy Sakas, both of Sunnyside, and Steve Sakas of Edmonds; numerous grandchildren; and great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Ray Hull of Sunnyside; and a sister, Betty King of Oregon.

At his request no formal funeral services will be held. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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