William Denton "Bill" Forbes Sr.

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William Denton "Bill" Forbes Sr., 79, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at his residence, following a period of declining health.
Born in Westchester, Penn., Mr. Forbes grew up in Binghamton, N.Y. He moved from Lockport, Ill., to Dawson County 16 years ago. He spent his working career in commercial trucking and was last employed by Leon Jones Feed and Grain. He was a graduate of Bob Jones University and was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Helen Forbes.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Forbes of Dawsonville; children, Sherry and Gary Schoeppey of Hackett, Ark., Melody Yeary of Joliet, Ill., Valerie "Sis" Spanos of Joliet, Ill., William D. Jr. and Denise Forbes of Dawsonville, Julie Forbes of Cumming, Marc Forbes of Dawsonville, Jennifer and Don Bilthuis of Custer Park, Ill., Jason Forbes of Dawsonville, Jessica Phillips of Dawsonville; brother and sister-in-law, Merwin and Carol Forbes of Indiana; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Harben officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.
Condolences may be sent to www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Oct. 5 to Oct. 8, 2009