Mr. Charles Allen Forbes, age 88 of 94 Cade Street in Hartwell, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Hartwell Health and Rehab.
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He was born September 21, 1931 in Boston, MA to the late Charles F. Forbes and Clementine Hines Forbes. Charles retired from the Needham, MA. police department with 27 years of service. He was an U.S. Army Veteran and served as an MP. Charles loved gardening and furniture restoration and he also served as past president of the Hartwell Rotary Club. He was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and former member of Hartwell First Baptist Church.
He is survived by; his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" Gaines Forbes, daughters, Sharon Forbes of Jefferson, Ga., Charlotte Frier of Summerville, SC., step-children, Cindy Saucier of Athens, Ga., Steve Seawright of Hartwell, Ga., and Ernie Seawright of Decatur, Ga. sister, Joyce McGehee of Abilene, TX and his aunt, Thelma Dicky of Nova Scotia. Three grandchildren, one step-grandchild and three great-grandchildren survive.He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlis Kirn: mother of Sharon and George Forbes, Dorothy Donnely Forbes, son; George Forbes
Services celebrating the life of Charles Forbes will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Two o'clock from Cokesbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Jarvis and Rev. Dean Kring officiating. Private burial will be at Nancy Hart Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Cokesbury UMC, P.O. Box 216 Hartwell, Ga. 30643
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family will be at their respective homes.
Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell will be serving the Forbes family.
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