Ford Marshall Mann, 70, a retired employee of the Baltimore Sun, died Nov. 28 at Catawba Memorial Hospital in Hickory, N.C., of a heart attack. He had been in declining health for several weeks.
Mr. Mann was employed at the newspapers from September 1958 until he retired Dec. 31, 1981. He worked in the ad room and was a Linotype operator.
A native of Franklin, N.C., he moved back to North Carolina after his retirement. He was a resident of Newton, N.C.
Mr. Mann was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Viola Goforth; three daughters, Janice Braswell of Maiden, N.C., Becky Bowman of Newton, and Jean Piotrowski of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 7 Mount Olive Church Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.