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Carrie Benton Smith Forrest

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Carrie Benton Smith Forrest Obituary
Carrie Benton Smith Forrest, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was a native of Messick, and a lifelong Poquoson resident. Carrie graduated from Poquoson High School in 1941 where she was Captain of the basketball team; was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; and was a diehard Redskin fan, win or lose. Two of her greatest loves were following her great-grandchildren's sports activities, and taking care of others. Carrie was preceded in death by her parents Jennie and Eddie Smith; husband Coston Forrest Jr.; son Lorenza Insley Jr.; son-in-law Binks Holloway; and brothers Jack B. Smith and Eddie Smith Jr. She is survived by her daughter Jackie I. Holloway; grandchildren, Tracy Holloway Gibbs and husband Will, and Sandra Holloway; great-grandchildren, Star Holloway Gibbs (Alex), Thomas J. Cannella II, and Alyssa Gail Cannella and fiancé Hunter; sister Patricia Stachowiak; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 4, 1-2:00 PM, immediately followed by a Celebration of Carrie's life at 2:00 PM led by Rev. Patricia Riggs, all at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Burial will follow at Weston Cemetery, Poquoson. Other times the family will be at her daughter's home, 11 Robert Bruce Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to Messick Cemetery Association, 33 Bunting Lane, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . "Thanks to everyone who has been there supporting her and her family these past few weeks."
Published in Daily Press on Aug. 3, 2018
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