RIP Cindy Carson
Pensacola News Journal
February 20, 2015
Jacquolyn "Jacque" Spirson-Ford, age 85, went to be with Jesus, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was born in Century, FL, where she grew up on her grandmother's farm. She and her mother, Macquolyn Purvis, moved to Annapolis, MD, where Jacque met and married Spiro Spirson, a graduate of the Naval Academy class of 1948.
When Spiro was deployed to Korea, Jacque moved to Pensacola to be near family. After Spiro's return they moved to Monterey, CA, where they lived until Spiro retired from the Navy. They settled in Meridian, MS, where Jacque was actively involved in the Meridian Little Theatre. In 1955, she was picked for the lead role in the Top Pictures production, "Frontier Woman, Davy Crocket's Daughter", under the screen name of Cindy Carson.
The movie was shown on Broadway, throughout the United States and Japan. Jacque turned down a Hollywood contract to be a mother and a wife in Meridian. She completed her bachelor's degree at Mississippi University for Women and her master's at Southern Mississippi University to become a licensed mental health counselor.
In 1980 her husband Spiro passed away and Jacque returned to Pensacola, FL. In 1999 she married James C. Ford. Together they lived in Pensacola until her passing. She loved God, the beach and animals. Her bright, loving spirit will always be remembered by those who knew her.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Broadview Assisted Living, 2310 Abbey Lane, Pensacola, FL 32514. Family would like to extend gratitude to Dr. Jolita Klementaviciene and staff, Dr. James M. Smith and Rachel Goodloe, ARNP of Covenant Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida. –
CARSON, Cindy (Jacquolyn Purvis)
Born: 1929, Century, Florida, U.S.A.
Died: 2/17/2015, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.A.
Cindy Carson’s western – actress:
Frontier Woman – 1956 (Polly Crockett)