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Doris Forbess Cole

Tipton County, TN

Doris Forbess Cole, 95, died June 10, 2017 with her sons beside her in Memphis, TN. She was the daughter of Veta and Charlie P. Forbess and the oldest of eight siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Korman L. Cole; sisters, Peggy Forbess Gay Maxey; brothers, Billy Ware Forbess and Kary Dan Forbess. She was the mother of twin sons, Dr. Larry Wayne Cole (Lynda) of Memphis, TN and Dr. Barry Lane Cole (Jo Byrd) of Dyersburg, TN; three sisters, Wilda Wright, Melba Cole, and Sarah Cook; one brother, Giles Forbess; devoted and beloved Clara; four grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren. She was an executive with Sears Roebuck and Company; member of the Business Professional Women of Memphis, TN; involved in civic affairs; an avid student of the Holy Bible; a C.B.S. leader; taught Kaye Arthur's Precepts; served her church in teaching Bible study; served as President and leader of Women of the Church - WMCA's; and a dedicated leader and servant at First Assembly of God Church on Walnut Grove in Cordova. The family will receive friends Friday, June 16, from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. at River of Life Church in Munford, TN. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Helen Crigger Cemetery in Munford, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to the .

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 13, 2017
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