Mary Ruth Woods Forster-Jones

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Mary Ruth Woods Forster-Jones, 87, was born on January 25, 1927 and died on October 15, 2014 at home in Tucker, Georgia. Visitation will be Monday, October 20, 2014, at K. L. Brown Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. followed by service at 4 p.m. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, at a later date. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Forster Still, husband Albert, of Tucker, Ga., Elizabeth Forster Knight, husband Tim, of Auburn, Ala. and Katherine Forster, of Loganville, Ga.; step-daughters, Mary Nimsgern, of Marietta, Ga. and Claudia Ferrell, spouse Robin Ziegler, of Baltimore, Md.; four granddaughters, Susan Still Rickman, husband Charles, of Smyrna, Ga.; Kristina Morgan Siegal, husband Nathan, of Decatur, Ga.; Emily Knight Griffin, of Birmingham, Ala. and Rebecca Knight Peavy, husband Johnathan, also of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandsons, Michael Still, of Atlanta, Ga.; Gene Miller, wife Amy, of Chesapeake, Va. and Andrew Knight, wife Carrie, of Homewood, Ala.; four great-granddaughters, Mary Katherine Rickman, Allison Belle Miller, Ella Mary Miller and Primlee Knight; three great-grandsons, Alexander Rickman, Elliott Griffin and Ayden Robinson and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Forster and husband, William Jones, of Jacksonville; her father, Charles Woods and mother, Ruth Cornelius Farr; sisters, Virginia Woods Horton, of Honolulu, Hawaii and Sarah Woods Light, of Humble, Texas. Pallbearers will be Michael Still, Gene Miller, Andrew Knight, Nathan Siegal, Jonathan Peavy and Charles Rickman. Honorary pallbearers will be the participants of the Jacksonville Senior Center and the WAC Association. Mary served as a nurses aid with the Red Cross during World War II. She joined the Women's Army Corps in 1949 serving at Fort Lee, Virginia and the Counter Intelligence Corps at Fort Holabird, Maryland during the Korean War. She retired from the Jacksonville Housing Authority after 25 years of service. Mary was a life member of the Retired Officers Association, a member of the Army Counter Intelligence Corps Veterans, Women's Army Corps Veterans Association, Vietnam Veterans Association, the Association of Retired Military Musicians, past president of the Jacksonville Day Care Board and a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She is a former member of the National Exchange Club, having served as President of the Anniston Exchange Club, District Director and District Secretary-Treasurer. She was the recipient of the Golden Deeds Award presented to her by the Jacksonville Exchange Club on March 21, 2013. Mary continued her involvement with the community she was currently residing in by joining the Tucker Optimist Club. Just days before her death, she offered to call members of the club the day before events to remind them. Even though she wasn't able to attend the meetings, she was always active in their community service projects. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions to Wounded Warriors Project or other Veteran's Organization or . Online condolences to the family at K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 19, 2014
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