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Edith Irene

Persinger

Forbes

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June 20, 2022

Edith Irene Persinger Forbes, 62, of 111 Springwater Dr., died, Monday June 20, 2022, at Lewis Gale Alleghany in Low Moor. Mrs. Forbes was born September 2, 1959, in Alleghany County a daughter of the late Beauford H. and Mary Humphries Persinger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son David Wayne Persinger and a brother Harold L. Persinger. She was a school bus driver for Alleghany County Public Schools and a member of Cliffdale Christian Church. She loved her kids and grandchildren watching them swim at her pool, she loved cookouts, people, and cracking jokes. Surviving are her husband of 30 years Jerry W. Forbes of Covington; a daughter Amanda Forbes and Scotty Averill; two sons Dusty Forbes and Mackenzie Shinault and Rusty Forbes and wife Laura all of Covington; nine grandchildren: Harley, Haley, Hayden, Caleb, Maddie, Karter, Lyric, Sebastian, and Ashlyn; a sister Virginia Arrington of Covington; two brothers Robert Persinger of Hot Springs and Douglas Persinger and wife Tracey of White Sulphur Springs, WV; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday June 23, 2022, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Clinton Phillips Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and at other times at Amandas home at 1307 Cherokee Trail. The interment will follow at Lone Star Cemetery. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.
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Lone Star Cemetery

6102 Potts Creek Rd., Covington, VA 24426

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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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