Marie Petty Forsythe
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Marie Petty Forsythe, age 91, died Sunday morning, May 18, 2014 at her residence under the loving care of Avalon Hospice and her loving family.
She was born March 5, 1923 in Henderson County, TN the daughter of the late Henry Jasper and Lessie Freeman Petty. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Howlett Forsythe in July of 1999. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Martha Joanne Petty and Margaret Petty King.
She spent most of her working days alongside her husband Howlett at Forsythe Construction Company. Mrs. Forsythe was also a lifelong active member of Poplar Heights Baptist Church.
Mrs. Forsythe is survived by one daughter, Joanne Bunch and husband, Mike, of Jackson, TN; two sons, Bill Forsythe and wife, Vickie, of Jackson, TN, Jim Forsythe and wife, Patti, of Germantown, TN; six grandchildren, Debra Hurst (Danny), Jennifer McCauley (Jason), Emily Dinkins (Bronson), Andy Forsythe (Beth Anne), Bobby Glover (Aletha), Chris Forsythe (Christi); fifteen great-grandchildren; a special niece, Martha Ann Ferguson; and a special nephew, Jamie King.
The family has requested memorial contributions be directed to Poplar Heights Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 1980 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, TN 38305.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors with Rev. Robert Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens.
Grandsons serving as Pallbearers will be Andy Forsythe, Lane Forsythe, Danny Hurst, Jason McCauley, Bronson Dinkins, Bobby Glover and Austin Glover.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305; (731) 668-1111.
Arrington Funeral Directors
148 West University Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305
Published in The Jackson Sun from May 19 to May 20, 2014