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Geneva Forrester

Geneva Inez (Beard) Forrester, 93, a resident of Fish Gap Hill, passed away 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at her home.
Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Edmaiston Mosley Funeral Home. Gary Haynes officiated. Burial followed in Fremont Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Monday.
Pallbearers were Keith Forrester, Eddie Forrester Jr., Jared Handley, Garrett Forrester, Matthew Forrester and Kyle Forrester.
Geneva was born July 27, 1930, in Obion County, daughter of the late Franklin Eugene “Gene” Beard and Ollie (Timmons) Beard. She married Leroy Forrester on Oct. 9, 1946. He preceded her in death June 20, 2002. Geneva was a homemaker, a hard worker in the fields with her husband and children, had been employed at the former Salant & Salant in Union City, was a nursing aide at the former Obion County General Hospital and was a private sitter. She was a member of Walnut Log Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Hilda Ash and husband, Cloyd, of Union City and Charlotte Forrester of Troy; three sons, Eddie Forrester and wife, Sue, of Rives, Larry Forrester and wife, Cynthia, of Troy and Dennis Forrester and wife, Nell, of Winchester, Ind.; one sister, Fannie Jo Morton of Zavalla, Texas; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her faithful fur baby, Carmel.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Walter Ray Forrester and Franklin Forrester; three grandchildren; and nine siblings, Mary Lee Beard Simmons, J.W. “Bud” Beard, Don Beard, Claude Beard, Dale Beard, Wayman Beard, Marvin Beard, Mattie Beard DeHart and Beverly Beard Cartwright.
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Published in The Messenger on 11.29.23