Obituaries 4-8

Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 16:44 PM.

Paula Stringfellow Ford

Paula Stringfellow Ford, 67, passed away April 6, 2013, after a short illness. Paula was the daughter of Jane Blackwell Hodges and Earl Martin Stringfellow, Jr. of Mountain Brook, Ala.

She is survived by her husband, H.C. Ford; daughters, Claudia Hardcastle (Owen) and Janie Mayer (David); five granddaughters; mother, Jane Blackwell Hodges; sister, Joy Stringfellow (Larry Thrasher); and brothers, Martin, Tynes (Sally) and Jack Stringfellow.

Paula was the light of many people's lives who will never forget her. She always had a beautiful, happy smile, she loved people and they loved her. She lit up a room ... whether through her career as an interior decorator, her dancing, or her love for friends and family. Never before was there a woman so loved and cared about. Her husband will cherish their 45 years of dancing, loving and laughing together. Her family will cherish her smile and light forever.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. April 21 on Grayton Beach in Florida.

In lieu of flowers, her family has requested donations be sent in her honor to Alaqua Animal Refuge, www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org or Seaside Repertory Theatre, www.seasidereptheatre.wordpress.com.



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