Oct. 7: Ricky Rawson, Max Long, Sandra Harrison, Doris Jean Leahey, Ronnie Fortinberry, Sammye Jean Webb, David Tucker, Denise Rogers, Ramona McAuliffe, Randy Hawthorne, Ed Derachuck, Dr. Jimmy Johnson.
Oct. 8: James Golden, Walter Bounds, Sue Singleton May, Ann Singleton Burris, Rodney Graham, Gerald Dean Tucker, Ken Gordon III, Chuck Parks, Henry Measells, Jeffery David Fairley, Mandy Nabors Myers, Pat Nabors, Steve Davidson, Carolyn Moore, Dollie Cadden, Jeannie Cook, Lou Ann Godfrey, Linda Mason, Nicky Tillman, Karianne Henderson.
Oct. 9: Alicia McIntire, Lewis Whitacre, Pat Foreman, James Autry, Henry Glaze, Willa McClennahan, Lee Crimm, Adam O. Thomas, Jr., Christopher Thomas.
Oct. 10: Ralph Brown, Sr., Connie Gordin, Jeff Gaddis, Lodena Horne, Linda Corinne Hollingsworth, Carolyn Jones, Mrs. Lyda Mayo, Paul Watkins, Lee Holifield, Nathan Sharp, Jarrod Hill.
Oct. 11: Jennifer Wolverton, Terry Harvey, Maudine Hall, Bertha Crimm, Pat Waldrip, Mrs. Joe Warren, Sarah Hamm.
Oct. 12: Alex McCrory, Melissa Marveggio, Pequita Tadlock Bobo, Jimmy Pryor, Jim Copeland, Jackie Phillips, Terry Miller, Mark Westberry, Allen Breland, Greg Mangum, Brandon Green, Carol Franklin, Christopher “Tate” Rushing, Ann Myers.
Oct. 13: Shelley Lynn Gunn, Kelly Hodges, Jr., Jerry Cleveland, W. C. Spence, Kay Barton, Pat Frechette, Rickey Evans, Doug Ware, Shane Gray, Dontavic Body.
Our sincere sympathy to the family of Iva Dee Bonderant, who died last Friday at the Blake in Ridgeland and was buried in Forest last Monday at a private, family only graveside service. She had turned 104 in May. A special, special lady....
Jo Lynne Smith of Nederland, Texas spent several days last week in the home of her mother, Ruby Fountain.
Among those in Oxford last weekend for the Florida/Ole Miss football contest were Noble, Paula and Roy Noble Lee, Bill and Angie Dykeman, and Allen Breland.
Forest Rotarians enjoyed an especially interesting program last week that was presented by Forest Fire Chief Jason Tillman. Chief Tillman gave an update on the department along with interesting statistics on how well Forest has done during the pandemic since the wearing of masks was encouraged.
Really enjoyed catching up with former Forest Bearcat cheerleader Dea McCrory Irby, whose outstanding cookbook, published a few years ago, is still going strong! She has been published in two editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul....one was about being a Girl Scout in Forest!
So much has happened since Dea left high school, and we can’t begin to recount all the interesting things this outstanding individual has experienced. She has moved 16 times, been married 46 years, has eight children and eighteen grandchildren! Her youngest child (Melea) and oldest grandchild (Ethan) are both in college. Dea stressed once again how much fun it was to see so many Forest friends and visit her roots.
Also among the Forest residents attending the Ole Miss/Florida game in Oxford last weekend was Scott Palmer, returning Saturday evening.
Many of your coastal Bearcat friends in Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia Counties are still digging out of debris. Schools have now finally resumed, establishing some form of normalcy for the young people. Companies from all over the country are working from dawn to dusk. Several Mississippi teams are presently working in the area. Machinery continues to be evident in scores of yards, removing fallen trees from properties. Please keep families in these affected areas in your thoughts.
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