Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Dec. 4: Kyle Wilkerson, Lawrence C. Sherman, Konnie Windham Norris, John Atkins, Dottie J. Pennington, Mike Henderson, Thomas Earl McTurner, Cody Harrell, Jeffrey Edwards, Hannah Thompson.

Dec. 5: Rev. Mike Sahler, Melinda Burns, Joann Rutland, Pamela Anding, Jayne Gibbs, GeLaine M. Joachim, Amy Harrell, Elizabeth Armstrong, Geneva Jones, Johnathan Gatewood, Janet Harris Johnston, Rebekah Grace Fairley, Lane Langston.

Dec. 6:  Rhett Mitchell, Lovett Weems Jr., Rosemary Mitchell, Amy Graham Ware, Iva Nell Foreman, Mark Crotwell, Mark Mapp, Barbara Fuller, Sammy Burgess, Brandon Brock.

Dec. 7: Leilani Salter, Butchie Barnes, J. B. Slay, Linda Woodard, Brenda Estes, Hamp Valentine, Shirley Mapp, Jarel Ethan Culliver, Collins Ros, Robert Earl McBride.

Dec. 8: Mrs. T. L. Wolf, Dennis Eure, Vickie Little Waters, Ron Russell, Beverly Jo Youngblood, Patsy Fitzhugh, Barbara Halford Louviere, Bobby Colquitt, Keith Brown, Brad Gunter, Carrie Pope.

Dec. 9: Jimmy Wright, Cathy Ashmore, Beverly Rhodes, Chet Barnes, Mark Rivers, Melissa Sistrunk, Virginia Copeland, Jonathan Taylor, Jonathan Buegel, Kirk Wardlow, Doug Norris, Sammy Henry, Avery Pitts.

Dec. 10: Elizabeth Eichelberger, John Lewis, Barry Petterson, Lee Cadden, Maggie Fairchild, Jimmy Woods, Helen Lee, Clay Busbea, Edwin Clark, Jessica Roxannbe Pace, Dwight Hurtt, Tyler Coward, Taylor Coward.

Dr. Richard and Paula Rushing of Brookhaven were in Forest last Sunday to help celebrate his mother’s birthday. They joined Selma and James Rushing, and other members of  the family, for church services at Forest Baptist Church and then a birthday luncheon for Selma.

Members of the Forest Area Chamber of Commerce enjoyed the first annual “Coffee and Conversation” event last Tuesday afternoon at the board room of City Hall. Guests enjoyed delicious refreshments, which were catered by Wild Flour Bakery, as well as the opportunity to visit and network with other members of the business and professional community.

We are delighted to learn that Edna Earle Gibson returned home on Friday after spending several weeks in Lackey swing bed following her heart valve procedure in October. Hope you get stronger and better every day, Edna!!

Jean Palmer accompanied her son Scott to Overlook Farm near Columbus on Thanksgiving Day and spent the holiday with the Threadgill family. Jean especially enjoyed seeing great-grandchildren William and Catherine who were there with their parents, Will and Amy Threadgill of Memphis, Tennessee.

Again, Congratations to our 2019 Forest Citizens of the Year, Billy Frank and Linda Jo Alford. Hope you attend the Reception in their honor Thursday, December 5. This Friday, December 6, you won’t want to miss seeing the Forest Christmas Parade with the Alfords as Grand Marshals — and if you’ve been very, very good, you might come face to face with  Santa, as well!

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Mr. Douglas Linwood Nabors was born in Birmingham, Alabama, Monday, December 30, 1940. He passed... READ MORE