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Vivian Ford Miller Obituary



Nicholasville, Ky.  - Vivian Ford Miller, 96, affectionately known as "Granny" to family and friends, returned to her heavenly father on Wed, Aug 15, 2007. She was a resident of North Central Avenue, was retired from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital Association and was a member of Bethel Christian Church. She was born Oct 6, 1910 in Wedonia, Mason County, KY, daughter of the late Ben W. Ford and Lula Barnes Helphenstine Ford.


Survivors include her sons William D. (Esther) Cox-Nicholasville and D. Chris (Sheryl) Keen-Louisville, stepsons Bert (Maureen) Miller-MS and Ted (Willa) Miller-AZ, a stepdaughter, Nina (Louie) Letanosky-Clinton, KY, grandchildren, Debbie (Robert) Williams, Becky Cox and Edith Orange-Nicholasville, Allyson Keen-FL, John William (Cheryl) Cox-Nicholasville, and John Wiley (Courtney) Keen-TN, great grandchildren, Rebecca Cox, Chad (Kimberly) Cox, Amelia, Colby and Jacob Cox-Nicholasville, Peyton and Abigail Keen-TN, Phillip Wiliams-Nicholasville and great, great grandchildren, Whitley Mitchell and Oakley Cox-Nicholasville, a sister Cecil M. Fister-Versailles. She was preceded in death by brothers, Ben William Ford Jr, and Charles Allen Ford and a sister, Thelma Graves.


Services will be 11:00 am. Monday, August 20 at Betts & West Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Bales and Rev. William Holiday officiating. Visitation will be from 3-8 pm on Sunday, August 19. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Bearers will be John William Cox, John Wiley Keen, Chad Cox, Steven Poor, Robert Williams, Phillip Williams and Roger Rearden. Honorary bearers will be Lisa Mann, Arthur Mann, Hallie Cox and the Expect a Miracle Prayer Group. Memorials are suggested to the Bethel Christian Church Building Fund, 1126 Bethel Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Online guestbook available at


Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 8/17/2007.

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