POQUOSON - Ethel "Dett" Spence Forrest, 80, a lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.
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She was a homemaker and hairstylist at Lenora's Beauty Salon for 35 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 55 years, UMW President, member of the Josephine Bulifant Circle, and served on various church committees and boards. She loved to travel, and enjoyed visiting people in the community.
Mrs. Forrest was preceded in death by her mother, Emily Simpson; grandparents, Daisy and Edward "Daddy" Stiles; sister, Lois Diggs; and brother, Billy Spence.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John L. "Pete" Forrest; two daughters, Chrisie F. Stone and husband, Jack, and Lisa F. Wood and husband, Bobby; a brother, Henry Simpson; a sister, Jackie Diggs; five grandchildren, Jackie Stone, Tarek Stone, Wayne Holloway, Shannon Holloway, and Kristin Moore; nine great-grandchildren, Alicia Stone, Kelsie Holloway, Lauren Stone, Sara Holloway, Jamie Moore, Kaitlyn Stone, Shannon Holloway, Christopher Holloway, and Ethan Holloway; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, and other times at the home, 25 Terrace Dr., Poquoson. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rita A. Callis. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave. or the Poquoson Rescue Squad, 830 Poquoson Ave., both in Poquoson, VA 23662.
Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com .
Special thanks to the Poquoson Rescue Squad, the Rev. Rita Callis, the doctors, nurses, and chaplain at Riverside Hospital, and to Dr. Charles Phillips, for his loving care. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press on Sept. 1, 2008