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“Norma and Sylvia, I know how close you all were and was so sorry to hear about Annette - I know you all have a lot of good memories and I enjoyed...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Gainey - Blythewood, SC

“One of my earliest memories, when I was a tot, was being lovingly held, nose to nose, in the kitchen of my grandmother's house, by a happy lady...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: John T. McCormick - Anderson, SC

“To Sylvia and All The Family,May God comfort you in the loss of your sister, mom, and grandmother. The article and photo of Annette truly reflected...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Vicki Dixon - Anderson, SC

“Sylvia & family,We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.Bonnie Sue...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Bonnie Sue Duncan

“I am so sorry for your loss.Annette suffered for a very long time.She is now at peace.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Carolyn F. Dobbins - Anderson, SC

“My thoughts are with you.  Talk with you when you get back to Anderson. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Henrietta  Walker - Anderson, SC

“We were so sorry to hear about your sister, Annette, and want you to know we're all thinking of you and have our deepest sympathy. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Cardinal Racquet Club Members - SC

“Aunt Boo, when I was younger I use to be so frightened  by you. I use to think that you were so mean because you wouldn't let Corrine and me go...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Cayla D. Gunter - Belton, SC

“Sylvia, I was so sorry to learn about Annette.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days ahead. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Sally Lomax - Abbeville, SC

“Sylvia, I'm so sorry about the loss of your sister.  Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.   Love you,Connie ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Connie Bowns - Lavonia, GA

“SYLVIA, I WANT YOU TO KNOW I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU AT THIS TIME AND YOU TO KNOW I LOVE YOU .....MARTHA ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: MARTHA PRUITT - ANDERSON, SC

“Aunt Boo, when I was younger I use to be so frightened  by you. I use to think that you were so mean because you wouldn't let Corrine and me go...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Cayla D. Gunter - Belton, SC

“Norma and Sylvia, I know how close you all were and was so sorry to hear about Annette - I know you all have a lot of good memories and I enjoyed...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Gainey - Blythewood, SC

“One of my earliest memories, when I was a tot, was being lovingly held, nose to nose, in the kitchen of my grandmother's house, by a happy lady...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: John T. McCormick - Anderson, SC

“To Sylvia and All The Family,May God comfort you in the loss of your sister, mom, and grandmother. The article and photo of Annette truly reflected...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Vicki Dixon - Anderson, SC

“Sylvia & family,We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.Bonnie Sue...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Bonnie Sue Duncan

“I am so sorry for your loss.Annette suffered for a very long time.She is now at peace.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Carolyn F. Dobbins - Anderson, SC

“My thoughts are with you.  Talk with you when you get back to Anderson. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Henrietta  Walker - Anderson, SC

“We were so sorry to hear about your sister, Annette, and want you to know we're all thinking of you and have our deepest sympathy. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Cardinal Racquet Club Members - SC

“Sylvia, I was so sorry to learn about Annette.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days ahead. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Sally Lomax - Abbeville, SC

“Sylvia, I'm so sorry about the loss of your sister.  Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.   Love you,Connie ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Connie Bowns - Lavonia, GA

“SYLVIA, I WANT YOU TO KNOW I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU AT THIS TIME AND YOU TO KNOW I LOVE YOU .....MARTHA ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: MARTHA PRUITT - ANDERSON, SC




A resident of Avondale Estates for 47 years, Annette was the owner of Sportswear Outlet Inc., the first discount store in the southeast, selling White Stag overruns and seconds. Sportswear Outlet Inc. became “The Avondale Ski Shop” in the late 60’s when the business’ focus went to snow skiing. Annette also worked in the Avondale Realty Co. with her husband George F. Ford who died in 1981. Annette was active in the Pilot Club of Decatur (Professional Service Organization) serving as vice president and president (more than once), Governor of the GeorgiaDistrict and Delegate at Pilot International conventions. Annette served in numerous service organizations during the years, most recently as the president of Georgia Artists with Disabilities. Annette loved people and there was always new and old friends at all the holidays and family gatherings. Annette Spradley Ford died Sunday, September 14th. Annette was born in South Carolina and is survived by her sisters, Norma Spradley Grice of Winnsboro, SC and Sylvia Spradley McCormick of Anderson, SC; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Ford of Cumming, Karen Ford and Ronald N. Jenkins of Avondale Estates and Cynthia Ford and Michael J.  Finney of Lawrenceville, six grand children, Kari Jenkins Grams, Kelly Jenkins, Kayce Jenkins, Jason Finney, Ryan Finney, Carson Finney and one great-grand child, Korinne Grams. The family will be at A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Wednesday September 17th. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday September 18th at A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur, GA with interment to follow at FloralHillsMemoryGardens, 3000 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, and GA 30084. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Georgia Artists with DisAbilities,131 Caldwell RD, Lawrenceville, GA 30045A. S. Turner & Sons







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