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Mildred Henderson Forbes, age 89 , of Linville passed away on Friday October 21, 2011 at Roan Highlands Nursing Center.
A native of Avery County, she was born April 28, 1922 a daughter of the late Fonze and Cenia Coffey Henderson.
She was a member of the Linville Evangelical Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher.
Mildred was a homemaker and loved to cook, travel, walk, sew and she loved chocolate.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her: husband, Kit Carson Forbes; brother, Edward Henderson; son-in-law, Lee Watson.
Mildred has left to cherish her memory her: daughters, Judy Watson of Stanley, NC, Darlene Watson and husband Bill of Newland, Susan Woodie and husband Norman of Jonas Ridge; sons, David Forbes and wife Anna Ruth of Linville, Carroll Forbes and wife Kay of Crossnore, Larry Forbes and wife Adele of Carey Flat, William Forbes and wife Melissa of Linville; sister, Marjorie Butry of Newport News, VA; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mildred Henderson Forbes will be conducted on Sunday, October 23rd at Linville Evangelical Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. with Mr. Jim Greene officiating. Interment will follow in the Tanglewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.
Memorials may be made to Hospice PO Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657 and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, those wishing to donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, may visit their website at www.jdrf.org
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Forbes family.