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Obituary – Everett J. Forrest (1935-2022)

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Everett J. Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, January 29, 2022 in Waldron, Arkansas. Everett was born October 6, 1935 in the Blansett Community near Waldron to the late John Forrest and Myrtle (Jenkins) Forrest. Everett was 86 years old.

On December 17, 1955 Everett married the love of his life, Ruthie Jane Tucker. Together they made a life in Waldron, Arkansas and where they raised their five children. Everett worked for Arkansas Valley Electric for over 41 years before retiring. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and seeing his classmates at the annual class reunion. Everett’s greatest love was that for his family. He took great pride in each and every one of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Everett leaves behind to cherish his memory, two daughters, Barbara Leeann Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas and Shelba Fay Mullins and husband Mark of Hope, Arkansas, one son, Stanley Ray Forrest and wife Mary of Waldron, Arkansas. Pa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Wendy Vaught and husband Richard, Misty Wright and husband Dusty, Amanda Warren and husband Brad, Janie Hawthorne, Caitlin Mullins, Bryan Forrest, and Brandon Hawthorne. Pa will also be missed by his sweet great-grandchildren: Miriah Hawthorne, Eimili Hawthorne, Nate Moudy, Alex Vaught, Lily Vaught, Will Vaught, Sydney Wright, Molly Wright, Jackie Wright, Lexi Warren and Ava Warren. Everett will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends he loved dearly.

Everett was preceded in death by not only his parents but also the love of his life, Ruthie Jane, one daughter, Nancy Jaylene Forrest, and one son Jimmy Darrell Forrest. He is also preceded in death by siblings: Clara Avants and Elwon Forrest.

Everett’s celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Mark Ward officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Everett’s pallbearers will be Bruce Owens, Bryan Forrest, Mark Mullins, Stanley Forrest, Shelba Forrest Mullins and Mary Forrest.

Everett’s visitation will be 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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