Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Oct. 16:  Todd Warren, Glenn Logan, Lyllian Lee McMullan, Nancy Foreman, Lynn Lackey Phillips, Dees Gaddis Redditt, Michael Gibson, Kenneth Bradford, Scott Prewitt, Carl Durr, Bert Sharp, Cathy Cadden, Molly Malone.

Oct. 17: Charles Shields, Nancy Underwood King, John Bowie, Thelma Rhodes, Helen Crimm, Katherine Fountain Reigelman, Linda Williams, Muriel Rushing, Heather Tadlock.

Oct. 18: Betty Ezelle, Bill Stanton, Ricky Clarke, Ted Jones, Tim Chadwick, Roy Waldrip, Stephanie Mangum, Estelle Park, Cheri Watkins, Rancie B. Cummins, Nancy Derochuck, Lucille Patrick, Kim Moss, Talitha Hendry, Rendy Hedgepeth, Stephanie Harrison, Amy Gilbert.

Oct. 19: Chris Rushing, Meg Gaddis Hatch, Alice Herron, Lori Harvey, Tommy Warren, Sherry Parks, Donnie Jones, Wilma Walsh, Larry Ingle, Adrienne Edwards, Jessie Paul Hollingsworth, Spencer Tullos

Oct. 20: Mary Faye Bounds, Tena Ashmore, Robert M. Logan, Clay Mitchell, Clint Smith, Katherine Deneb Harris, Ashley Elizabeth Webb, James Threadgill.

Oct. 21: Linda Gene Christian, Cheryl Idom, Ruth Wilkerson, Susan Carpenter, Jim Elliott, Mary Ferguson Tadlock, Sonny Cadden, Becky W. Ivy, Linda Pope.

Oct. 22: Jim McGee, Mike Durham, Bill Hodges, Ramona Benton Harris, Casey Risher, Dr. Marcus Ueltschey.

Two baby boys arrived last week with deep Bearcat roots!!

Congratulations to John and Sara J.  Burns, following the birth of their son, Lucas Alton Burns, born October 4 in Asheville, North Carolina.  Lucas weighed seven pounds eight ounces at birth. He is the second grandson of Tom and Margaret Burns of Asheville. 

Welcoming their first child on Monday, October 7, were Jeff and Cory Sherman Stewart of San Jose, California. Nathaniel Lawrence Stewart was born on Jeff’s 33rd birthday! “Nate,” weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

First time grandparents are Larry and Jan Ormond Sherman of Amston, Connecticut. Great grandmother is the late Maybeth Ormond.  Congratulations all!! 

We extend our sympathy to the family and many friends of Martha Graham, who died last Sunday.  Services were held Thursday at Forest United Methodist Church with burial at Harperville Cemetery.  Martha will certainly be missed! She passed away Sunday, October 6th, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, after a brief illness. Her services were last Thursday at the Forest United Methodist Church, with visitation in the Family Life Center  Reverend David Slaughter officiated, with music provided by Tim Rigby, Bill Rigby, and Lisa Davis. Burial was in Harperville Memorial Park.  Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Sydney Graham. Survivors include her daughter Amy and Doug Ware of Thompson Station, Tennessee, two sisters, Nancy Hollingsworth of Lake and Lynn Louis of Forest, and sister-in-law, Brenda Parkes of Decatur.

Among those from Forest who joined the Lee and Hassell families in Laurel Monday for the lovely Celebration of Life honoring Martha Noble Lee Hassell were Beverly Woods, Vicki Henderson, Joe and Ceal Pate, Corvain Brantley, Larkin Vance, Dana Roby, John and Ann Roby, Jean Palmer, Susan Brown and Scott Palmer.  Several former Forest residents were also there, including Clyde and Joanna Morgan, Bubby Johnston, Bo Scales, Leath Hunt, Billy Ray Dill and Clark Gordin.    

Grace and Thomas Cofer of Birmingham, Alabama, spent several days recently in the home of their grandparents, Gene and Dianne Walker.  

Gary and Nelda Risher spent several days last week in the home of her daughter, Jan Risher Naudin of Lafayette, Louisiana. While there, Jan put together a creative landmark tour of city of Lafayette, enjoyed by all.

Carol Threadgill of Tupelo arrived in Forest on Wednesday for a visit in the home of her mother, Jean Palmer.

Ellen Stegall of Hattiesburg accompanied her daughter Stacey Pace to Forest last Thursday. They enjoyed lunch with Jean and Scott Palmer and Carol Threadgill. They were joined by Jobyna Rushing of Madison

Forest Rotarians enjoyed having as their guest speaker last Wednesday Luke Reynolds.  Luke, who after having a stellar college career which ended at USM, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs organization and is in its minor league program. He completed last season in the Cubs’ high-level A organization in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Ken Sims was the Rotary Program Chairman.

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