Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 28 Kevin Sessums, Rev. Frank Gunn, Deborah Aycock, Lindell Derrick, Kevin Brown, Jessie  Boutwell Partridge, Mark Williamson

March 29 Michael Lance Irvin, Paul Christopher, Susan Stutts Luther, Ken Carleton, Ronald Fuller, Ruth Harrell, George William Odom, Beth Gaff, Sunny Lynn Eady, Clair Hydrick, Hugh Strebeck, Travis Martin, Roy Aultman, Jr., Larry Rogers, Mechelle Latham, Cindy Hosey, Robin Durr, Linda Craig, Kelsey Shaw

March 30 Rita Brignac Jones, Flo Chambers, Dea McCrory Irby, Glenn Crosby, John Ed Tabor, Carlton Hines, Lance Harden, Robbie Durr

March 31 Carol Christine Shaw, Kenneth Melichar, Brenda Marler Tillman, Brad Thompson, Robbye Ann Lee, Laurie Elkins, Brandi Brock

April 1 Sara Harrison Elam, Carole Hawkins, Chris Wolverton, Mitzi Turner, Ruth Trest, Donna Webb, Ruby Wedgworth, Lynne Kenna, Albert Gibbs, Sr., Leeana Stiltner, Janis Nelson, Jamie Hosey, April Hawkins, Lisa Adcock, Denesha Evans.

April 2  RoseAnn Lynn, Martha Derrick, Jean Underwood Cox,  Ann Boykin, Harriett Lou Boozer, Kathy Spencer, Christy Hollingsworth, Garrett Karnatz.

April 3  Mercer Lee III, Martha Marler Epstein, Phillip Gaddis, Maralyn Phillips, Ada Todd Weaver, Ellen Lackey, Laurie Long, Jamie Lee, Austin Foreman, Brian Shaw, Kyle Alexander Craig, Ronald Warnock.

Recent guests of Irene Martin were Mrs. Lillian and Meg Thomas of Kosciusko and Mr. Philip Messner Of Madison.

Former Forest resident Jim McCormick of Atlanta, Georgia, spent several days last week in Forest.

We continue to enjoy following University of Southern Mississippi Baseball, and Luke Reynolds in particular!  Luke was instrumental in the Golden Eagles' sweep of Georgia Southern this past weekend at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg. Luke, you continue to make your hometown so proud of you and your accomplishments!!!

Forest residents will remember Eileen Frank McMullen, who taught at Forest High School for several years.  We are concerned over her 17-year-old daughter Alana, who is in LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  She is having problems with her hearing, and had surgery on last Thursday to determine whether this problem is a brain tumor.  Alana had a nine hour brain surgery.  They removed 90 percent of the tumor,  but no word yet as to whether it is cancerous.  Please keep Alana and all the family in your prayers.

Carol Palmer Threadgill arrived on Wednesday for a visit with her mother, Jean Palmer, and brother, Scott.  She returned to Tupelo on Friday afternoon.

Gayla Steed of Memphis, Tennessee, arrived on Thursday for an overnight visit in the home of her parents, Barbara and Lamar Gatewood.

Very proud of Asher Mitchell, son of FHS grad Mitch Mitchell of Biloxi, and grandson of Rhett Mitchell.  Asher is a recipient of the Taylor Award Medal at Ole Miss.  This is the highest academic honor awarded by the University of Mississippi. The honors presentation will be Thursday, April 5. Congratulations!!

Ben and Loren McKibbens attended a baseball double header in Biloxi at MGM Park last Wednesday when Mississippi College won the game against William Carey. At the second game, we’re even more familiar area faces as Mississippi State played Louisiana Southern.

Rhett Mitchell arrived in Forest Tuesday for a several day visit of business and pleasure.

The scheduled Friends of the Library meeting was recently postponed because of school holidays.  The meeting was  actually held on Thursday, March 22 at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to join this worthwhile community group. Thank you for your interest, and the support you give to our library.

In Forest recently were Jan, Larry and Charlie Shermans of Amston and Hartford, Connecticut. Kib McKibbens of Tuscaloosa, Missy McKibbens Roper of Mountain Brook, and Woods McKibbens of Homewood, Alabama, also joined their parents, Ben and Loren  McKibbens, for a reunion. Maybeth Ormond’s 99th Birthday would have been celebrated on this Thursday. 

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