OBITUARY: Tazewell Anne ‘TazAnne’ Ford


Tazewell Anne “TazAnne” Ford, age 86 of Franklin, Tennessee formerly of Gallatin, passed away on January 27, 2023.

Mrs. Ford was born on February 7, 1935 in McAllen, TX. To the late William Tazewell Upshaw and Annie Lee Dunn Upshaw.

She is preceded in death by husband, Tyler G. Ford, Jr.; and sister, Violet Heaney.

She is survived by son, Tyler Ford III of Gallatin; daughter, Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” Fuqua (Jeffrey) of Franklin; brother, Dr. James Jeremiah “Jerry” Upshaw (Grace) of Memphis; and two grandchildren, Bailey McMahan (Brannen) and Davis Fuqua.

Mrs. Ford was a teacher for the Sumner County School System. She was a Pink Lady at Sumner Regional Medical Center for over 30 years. TazAnne was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, General Jethro Sumner Chapter, for over 50 years. She was on the board of Historic Rose Mont and Cragfont. She along with her husband, Tyler, were one of five families who started Sumner Academy. TazAnne was a long-time member of Gallatin First United Methodist Church.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date to be announced.

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