June 11, 1925 - January 22, 2021
Thelma Claris Fordham Ison, 95, of Griffin, widow of Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Ison died Friday, January 22, 2021 at her home. Born in Griffin, June 11, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Aubry Zorn and Ella Varella Kendrick Fordham. During World War II, Mrs. Ison helped assemble ships for the Military in Mobile Bay and later retired from Highland Mills after many years of service. She was an excellent cook and loved to share her coconut cakes with friends and family. Her life revolved around her family and many close friends. Mrs. Ison was a member of McIntosh Baptist Church. Having been one of eight children, she was preceded in death by five siblings. Survivors include a son, Tom J. Ison and wife Bess; a daughter, Cherri Weldon and husband Danny; three grandchildren, Jennifer Kenney, Thomas J. Ison and wife Heather, and Allison Busbin and husband Will, all of Griffin; five great-grandchildren, Kathryn Doss and husband Paul, Byron Kenney, Layla Grace Ison, Luke Busbin and Allie Busbin; one great-great grandchild, Cora Elizabeth Doss; a sister, Ruby Nelson of Griffin; a brother, Jim Fordham and wife Rita of Dalton; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private graveside funeral service was conducted Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery with Reverend Rick Whitlock officiating. The family would like to say a special thank you to Joan McDaniel and Ruby Nelson for all their love and support during this difficult time. To the professionals at Sacred Journey, we thank you for the kindness and wonderful care you provided for our mother. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Santa David Children’s Fund, 275 Fisherman Lane, Senoia, GA 30276 in memory of Mrs. Ison. For online condolences please visit www.haistenmcculloughfuneralhome.com. Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Road, Griffin is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Claris Fordham Ison, 95, of Griffin, widow of Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Ison died Friday, January 22, 2021 at her home. Born in Griffin, June 11, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Aubry Zorn and Ella Varella Kendrick Fordham.... View Obituary & Service Information
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