Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Jan 10  Jerry Eugene Taylor, Kathryn Woodson, Tommy Massey, Robin Ramey, Cynthia Leigh Waggoner, Charles Gilmer, Glover Wade Jones, Jr.

Jan 11  Dallas Williamson, John Autry, Bob McWilliams, Taylor Smith,  Robyn Winstead, Alissa Williams, Gayle Walsh Massey

Jan 12  Sandra Mowdy, John Fairley, Rodney Greener, Skipper Warren, Rusty McGinty, Kate Salter, Scotty Hawkins, Cindy Craig, Donna Warren, Leslie Gould, Jessica Long, Gabriel Evans

Jan 13   Mrs. Willard McDonald,  Jean Smith, Mrs. J. L. Boykin, Hope Valentine, Britney Hurtt, Ashley Leanne Durr, Jean Adkins, Jack Breland, Faith Emmons

Jan 14   Richard Golden, Jeff Mayo, Frankie Sessums, Tommy Wedgeworth, Krisan Lynette Risher, Brady Power

Jan 15   Mary Glen Rogers, Bobby Lee Calvery, Cecil Harris Jones, Becky Dennis, Kay Millsaps, Ken Everette

Jan 16   Sid Salters, Tony Wilkerson, Eric Chancellor, Charlie Gibbs,  Anita Ezelle Nettles, Renee Chambers, Ronnie Orr, Greg Sanders, Amy Elizabeth Grove, LeeAnn Crimm, Audrey Neal, Matthew Sanders, Tommy Smith, Debbie Sahler

Ricky and Donna Hunt had the whole family home for Christmas. Jonathan and Lauren Lunati, along with Emma and Adeline from Germantown, Tennessee, and Jordan and Leslie Gunn from Rochester, Minnesota, were in Forest for the holidays, along with Geoffrey and Mallory Moore.

So glad to hear signs of improvement on Martha Noble Lee Hassel, who remains in the hospital in Jackson, following several surgeries. Please keep Martha Noble and the entire Lee and Hassel families in your prayers.

Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Frank William Colbert III, who died over the holidays.  Services in Forest were held on Friday, Dec. 29, with burial in Eastern Cemetery with Rev. Reggie Williams and Rev. Randall Creel officiating. Pallbearers were Steven Alford, Johnny Cox, Mark Gaddis, Corey Hughes, Andre Ware, and Steve Wilbourne.

He is survived by his wife Tammy Alford Colbert and children Billie Joyce Colbert of Madison; Allison Colbert Alford (Chris), Katherine Hope Colbert of Oxford; Kirkland Daniel Colbert of Lake, and Kenneth S. Jones, II (Kaitlin) of Alexandria, Virginia; his sisters, Cindy Colbert Mitchell (Jerry) of Raymond, Lisa Colbert Estes (Terry) of Jeanerette, Louisiana, Jan Colbert Black (Terry) of Madison and in-laws, James and Martha Alford of Ackerman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank W. Colbert and Billie Joyce Boyles Colbert, also of Forest.

Roseanne Lynn reports that she had a good Christmas, and is staying in from the cold, now that she has returned to Asheville. She and the family are planning a gathering at the Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain on John’s Birthday, January 11.

There is nothing like a visit from forever hometown friends on a beautiful winter day! Martha Graham from Forest and her daughter Amy and son-in-law Doug Ware, also of Franklin, Tennessee, spent the day with Forest native Ann Meek Christopher and Paul (from Morton!) Christopher at their Franklin home last week! Oh the fun they had reminiscing, hugging and laughing! Ann and Paul  Christopher promise to visit Forest again very soon!!

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