Birdie Jean Forbus

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Birdie Jean Forbus of Sylacauga, age 77, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at Sylacauga Healthcare Center.

She was born on April 12, 1929.

Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5:30-8 p.m. The funeral service was Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel. The service was presided over by the Rev. Donnie Blackmon. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry (Kim) Forbus of Foley, Mark Forbus of Sylacauga and Matthew Forbus of Laffyette, Ind.; daughter, Jane (Tommy) Forbus Pilate of Sylacauga, brother, James Madison Baker of Ponchatula, Miss.; grandsons, TSgt. Jeremy O. Forbus of Warner Robins, Ga., Jason S. Forbus of Summerdale, Travis J. Forbus of Foley and Adam F. Pilate of Sylacauga; granddaughter, Jessica A. Forbus of Foley, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Boyd Baker and Ressie Martin Baker and her brother, Thomas Houston Baker. She was affectionately called &8220;Maw Maw.&8221;

Honorary pallbearers will be Jean Davis and Ester Prince.

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