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James Wayne Forbes, 62, of Spruce Pine passed away Wednesday August 19, 2009 in the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Born in Avery County he was a son of the late Paul and Elsie Burleson Forbes. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as a Police Officer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Faye Forbes.
Survivors include three daughters; Kristi Cornett and husband Eric, Heather McClellan and husband Brandon and Tanya Goins all of Spruce Pine, a sister; Sheila Buchanan of Bakersville and a brother Gary Forbes of Mocksville, NC. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Ethan Cornett, Elijah Cornett, T.J. Cornett, Austin Goins and Tiffany Goins.
Funeral services for Mr. Forbes will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday August 22, 2009 in the Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrin Waldroup officiating. Interment will follow in the Pendley Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
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