SPRINGVILLE, TN – Barbara Forrest, age 68, died January 22 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25 at McEvoy Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County. Visitation is 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on January 24 and after 9:00 a.m. on January 25. Bro. Bobby Sanders and Bro. Billy Ross will officiate the services.
Mrs. Forrest was born October 5, 1944 in Nashville to the late Alonzo Clevelend Raymer and Thelma Louise Briley Raymer. She was a member of Springville Baptist Church. Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Anderson; one son, Jerry DeWayne Sanders, and a sister, Dorothy Elkins.
Survivors include her husband, James “Jim” Forrest of Springville, TN; three daughters, Sheila Sanders of Springville, Melisa “Missy” Sanders of Paris, Retha (Pete) Burns of Paris; two sons, Eddie (Amanda) Forrest of Henry; Timmy William (Cheryl) Forrest of Puryear; three sisters, Willie Merrell and Mary Threet, both of Paris, and Thelma Louise Raymer of TN; three brothers, Bobby Raymer (her twin) of Pennsylvania, William “Bill” Raymer of Memphis, and Alonzo “Cleevie” Raymer of Paris; sixteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.