Forest News

Happy Birthday:


April 17: Pearline Estes, Laura Walther, Joyce Woods, Beverly Scales, Debbie Jones, Kay Christopher Sherman, John Wedgworth, Ann Crosby, Brian Ricks, Adam Smith

April 18: Jerrold Walley, Jake Risher, Libby Massey, Nell Gibson, Anna Beth Lee, Gwen May Thornton, David N. Jones, II, Malissa Strebeck, Tracy Hawkins.

April 19: Oliver Spence Sims, Bernice Stewart, Lavoynne Butts, Evan McDonald, Nancy Herran, John Michael Baggett, Mary Eugenia McAuliffe, Mary Frances Bell, Shanna Rigby, Valerie Hellen. Greta Carroll, Mary Olivia Johnson.

April 20: Louise Bell, Judy Eure Spears, Vonda Patrick Tullos, Julie Lackey Simons, Hoye C. Hollingsworth, Sherry Pace Hobbs, Joe Buddy Madden, Jo Lynn Fountain Smith, Willie S. Harrell, Jr., Bruce Hellen, Bill Rigby, Madison Smith.

April 21: Phyllis Lewis, Richard Stevens, Jimmie Dale Warren, Kristi                                                    Harvey, Tony Chance, Coleman Howard, Ryan Simmons. Paula Barnes Brown, Kim Red Fowler

April 22: Betty Culpepper, John H. Freeman,  Bob Wolverton, Doril Jones, Jan Ormond Sherman, Connie Ware, Dolly Henderson, Heather Rigby

April 23: Emily Koerber Montgomery, Jessica Webb Wood, Ben McKibbens, Kevin Culpepper, Steve Gibson, Dewane Boutwell Weaver,  Bryant Rogers, Michael Lackey Simons

Jan Risher Naudin visited recently with her parents, Gary and Nelda Risher, before returning to Lafayette for Piper’s impressive Class Ring Presentation Ceremony at Episcopal School of Arcadiana. Congratulations, Piper!!

Gayla and Shane Steed of Olive Branch visited on Thursday in the home of Gayla’s parents, Barbara and Lamar Gatewood.

The Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church announced the names of their new pastors and pastors announced their new appointments. One move Forest friends will be interested in knowing about is former  FUMC pastor Mike Saylor, who has been appointed to serve Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church, Meridian, following three years serving First United Methodist Church in Columbia. The first Sunday for pastors at their new churches is June 30.

Edna Gibson had gall bladder surgery last week at St. Dominics in Jackson. Reports have been good.  Get well soon!

Many thanks to those who took the time to send news this week!  You can send us news too, by emailing your item to us at  We do hope to hear from you soon!



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