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Woody Anderson Ford to close Fayetteville location

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

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Woody Anderson Ford has announced plans to shutter its Fayetteville dealership and put more emphasis on its Huntsville, Ala., location. (File Photo)

Woody Anderson Ford announced last week plans to close its Fayetteville dealership, while the company expands services at its location in Huntsville, Ala.

“We’d like to thank our loyal (area) customers for your support over the last five years and invite you to join us at our Jordan Lane, Huntsville, location,” said Cathy Anderson, dealer principal, noting that the Fayetteville location will be closing Aug. 1. “We are expanding our Jordan Lane facility and enhancing our service, inventory, parts and body shop to better serve you.

“Many of the employees you have come to know at our Fayetteville location will be joining our Huntsville home,” she continued. “Their focus as the Fayetteville team will continue to be red carpet service for you as we renovate our facility over the next year.”

Woody Anderson Ford opened in Fayetteville five years ago, operating at 2626 Huntsville Highway, where the dealership leased the facility.

“It has been our pleasure to be an active part of this community, and we plan to continue our support,” Mrs. Anderson said. “After Aug. 1, we hope to see you at Jordan Lane. As a continuing customer, we’ll wash your car while you have a cup of coffee and look around during your visit.”

Mrs. Anderson is recognized locally for her generosity in the community and her participation and support of area nonprofits, and that’s something, she said, she doesn’t see changing. The Fayetteville dealership was the title of this year’s Frontier Days Rodeo here in Lynchburg.

“We admire and appreciate the work done by all the local nonprofits,” she said. “They do a lot of a good work, and we will continue to support the community … the causes there are particularly close to my heart.”

One of a very limited number of dealers honored nationally as part of Ford Motor Company’s annual Salute to Dealers program, Mrs. Anderson has become known for her strong desire to help others improve their lives as well as her dedication to the automotive industry.

Prior to joining her late husband, Woody Anderson, at his Ford dealership, Mrs. Anderson worked as a state social worker and developed new forms of therapy for families with neglectful and abusive parents to help determine the most effective intervention and treatment.

Her educational, charitable and community service efforts have continued, touching a wide variety of people in the region as well as around the country.