Shirley Carter Fordham (1939 - 2017)

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Shirley Carter Fordham, (Grammy), passed away on December 3, 2017 at the home of her sister in Sylvester, GA surrounded by her family.

She was born March 18, 1939 in Albany, Georgia to the late Clarence and Mary (Mamie) Carter.

Recently of Sylvester, GA, she was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County, Florida and retired from Wakulla County Schools System.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Bobby Fordham, and six siblings: Phil Carter, Homer Carter, Hazel Luccketta, Nettie Axon, Trelle Lane, and Buck Carter.

She is survived by four children, Doug and Lori Fordham of Fayetteville, NC, Leisha and Daryl McLaughlin of Crawfordville, FL, Sid and Sherry Fordham of Crawfordville, FL, and Theresa and Jim Fuller of Ridgway, CO; one sister, Laurene Smailes of Sylvester, GA; twelve grandchildren, Aubree Tupper (Shane), Colby Fordham (Katie), Lucas Fordham (Leah), Amber Miller (Robby), Sean McLaughlin (Sarah Kate), Shannon McLaughlin, Michelle McLaughlin (Ryan Muse), Christy Putnam (Steve), Charity Amenta (Jake), Briana Holley (Lance), Ashley Hutchinson (Mike), and Jacob Fuller; sixteen great-grandchildren, Ethan, Viola, and Lauren Tupper, Logan Fordham, Stihl and Stone Miller, Avery, Logan, Briana and Devin Muse; Brody Hodge, Danny and Anderson Putnam; Gabriel Amenta; Landon and Tryton Sidney Holley.

The funeral service will be held at Evergreen Baptist Church in Sylvester, GA at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Pastors Todd Brookes and Mike Carter will officiate the service.

Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester, GA is assisting the family with arrangements, 229-776-2055.
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Published in The Wakulla News on Dec. 7, 2017