Donice Graves Ford

January 25, 2013 • Obituaries


Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Donice Margaret Graves Ford, 53, of Roswell, who passed away on Jan. 24, 2013. The Rev. Richard Smith will officiate.

Donice was born on May 13, 1959, to Donald Graves and Juanita Mae Haines, in Worchester, Mass. She was preceded in death by her [auth] father Donald Graves; stepfather Curvin Haines; daughter Sherry Mae; and brother Donald Richard Graves.

Donice married Buddy Lee Ford on Sept. 9, in Amarillo, Texas.

She is survived by her husband; her mother Juanita Mae Haines; a son Buddy Lee Ford Jr., of Azle, Texas; three daughters, Lori Reed Vaughn, of Odessa, Texas, Opal Renee Calvin, of Roswell, and Stephanie Marie Taylor and her husband Aaron, of Odessa; one brother Donavan Graves, of Amarillo, Texas; four sisters, Donita Forbes and her husband Larry, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Donna Nevarez, of Roswell, Norene Lyons and her husband Donnie, of Roswell, and Darlene Haines, of Roswell; eight grandchildren, Ashley Burch, Leeanne, Sheldon, Levi, Jaydon, Imara, McKenzie and Sierra; great-granddaughter LilliAnna Gonzales; a very special aunt and uncle June and Fred Heinzman, of Roswell; and other numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Donice loved working as a sales clerk at the Stripes convenience stores.

Friends may pay their respects online at

Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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