Ford, Sylvia Hamer (Dalton)

Monday, June 10, 2019
Sylvia Hamer “Syb” Ford
Sylvia Hamer “Syb” Ford

Sylvia Hamer “Syb” Ford, 86, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 8, 2019.

She was the daughter of the late Dr. Douglas Hamer and Thelma Harbin Hamer of Lenoir, N.C., and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Mann Ford III of Dalton.

Syb was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was known for her love of family and friends, her love of golf, she and “Big Joe” were active members of Dalton Golf and Country Club for many years, for her volunteer work at Hamilton Medical Center and at St Mark’s Episcopal Church.  She was an avid bridge player all throughout her life.  She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be dearly missed.

Syb is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Ann and Kevin Quinn of Noblesville, In., and Charlotte and Alan Cosby of Granbury, Tx., and her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Lori Ford of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; grandchildren, Brittany and Chris Owens of Cohutta, Ga., Hunter and Jamie Ford of Knoxville, Tn., and Andrew Cosby of Granbury, Tx.; great-grandchildren, Deacon Owens and Claire Owens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gwen and Bill Griswold of Chapel Hill, N.C, and Pat and Charles Coley of Blowing Rock, N.C.; and nieces and nephews. 

Services will be Wednesday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Susan Butler officiating. 

Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Parrish Hall from 2-3:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3380 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Suite 200, Kennesaw, GA 30144 or to the American Heart Association, 519 East 4th St. Chattanooga, Tn 37403.

Love Funeral Home, (706) 278-3313.


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