Charlotte Adams Ford, 95

by | July 25, 2016 9:32 am

Charlotte Adams FordMemorial services for Charlotte Adams Ford, 95, were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Founders House, located at 325 South Lumpkin on UGA’s North Campus. She died July 16, 2016 in Athens.

Mrs. Charlotte Adams Ford was born February 7, 1921, in Roberta, the daughter of Henry R. Adams Sr. and Fannie Becton Adams. She lived in Swainsboro many years and was married to Howard Grady Roberts. Ford earned a bachelor degree in journalism in 1941 from the University of Georgia, where she was the women’s editor of Pandora and on the staff of The Red and Black. She also earned a master’s degree in history from Georgia Southern University in 1964 and did graduate work in the Ph.D. program at UGA  from 1966 to 1968. From 1968 to 1985, Ford taught in the history department at Georgia Southern University, where she is credited with establishing the women’s studies department. She was the foremost expert on Eliza Frances Andrews, publishing numerous articles and presenting many academic and popular papers on this fascinating Georgia botanist and author. Ford will be remembered for her enduring friendships, intellectual curiosity and independent ways.

Survivors include brother, Henry Adams; two of her three children, Howard “Robby” Grady (Laura) Roberts, their children, Melissa, Brent, Ashley, David and Bryan Roberts, and her great-grandson, Grayden, and C. Becton “Becky” Ford and her daughter, Charlotte Marisa Rodriguez; as well as Kelly Arredondo, wife of her late son Frank J. Ford.

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