Alton Eustace Ford

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SPRINGFIELD - Alton Eustace Ford, 91, passed away March 10, 2018, at Effingham Hospital.
The Effingham County native was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the infantry in Germany. He was the owner/operator of NAPA for many years and was an avid golfer into his mid 80s. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, served on the church council and was active on the property committee. He was a former city councilman in Springfield, former mayor and former volunteer fireman. He was a member of the Lions Club, Jaycees and American Legion, where he formerly served as adjutant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton Parker and Pearl Shearouse Ford; and his wife of 73 years, Myrtice McLeod Ford.
Survivors include his sons, Eustace Ford (Nancy), Dale Ford, Doug Ford (Janice); 7 grandchildren, Tony ford, Stephanie Jones, Daniel Ford, Jason Ford, Jared Rahn, Dustin Ford and Jake Ford; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Effingham Care Center for the care shown to Mr. Ford.
Visitation was Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The funeral service followed with Pastor Jim Cavanah officiating. Pallbearers were Mr. Ford's grandsons and honorary pallbearers were his great-grandchildren.
Interment followed in Effingham Memorial Garden.
Remembrances may be given to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 353, Springfield, Ga. 31329.
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Published in Effingham Herald from Mar. 16 to Mar. 22, 2018
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