Orena Mital Ford
Orena Mital Ford was honored on her 90th birthday at a celebration given by her family at Waterville Baptist Church, which was attended by more than 100 friends and family. The nonagenarian is the mother of four daughters: Linda McConnell, and husband, Glenn, of Mint Hill, N.C.; Sherry North and husband, Gene, of Morristown; Debby Mainor and husband, Tommy, of Dayton; and Kim Ledford and husband, Danny, of Cleveland. She has 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ford was the fourth daughter of Ben and Jennie Cecil Hartley. She married Eddie Mital in 1945. He died in 1973 and she married Joe Ford in 1977, who died in 2009. A sister, Dorothy Arthington, 95, lives in Florida. As a wonderful mother and Christian example, her children “ arise up, and call her blessed” (Proverbs 31:28).