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Donald Forbes

May 24, 1953 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Mr. Donald Forbes was born on May 24, 1953, in Hobson City, Alabama to the late Josephine Amanda Forbes and John Henry Ward. He was raised by his grandparents in Anniston, Alabama. Donald entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro, Georgia.

He attended and graduated from Calhoun County Public Schools, Anniston, Alabama. After graduation, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and attended Tennessee State University.

Early in his life, he developed a passion for cooking and worked in many capacities. Determined to perfect his culinary skills, he studied under numerous renowned chefs. He specialized in preparation of seafood, pastas, and sauces. Donald’s colleagues depended on his expertise to create and prepare special sauces. Throughout his life, he has prepared many delectable culinary experiences for customers, family, and friends.

While living in Nashville, Tennessee he met and married Dr. Felicia Eason, the love of his life. To this union, two daughters were born, Nia and Alicia. Donald was very supportive of his wife as she navigated her career path from Nashville, Tennessee to Gaithersburg, Maryland and back home to Cobbtown, Georgia. He was known as being a strong support system to his daughters. Donald was present and rarely missed events in their lives. As a community advocate, he worked alongside his wife as a volunteer with the Candler County NAACP Youth Council, Metter High School Band Boosters, and Candler County Community Vacation Bible School.

Upon moving to Cobbtown, he and his family joined Bethel AME Church, Collins, Georgia, where he served on the hospitality committee. He loved Sunday School and enthusiastically served in any capacity.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dr. Felicia Eason Forbes; three daughters, Erika Nicole Carner of Nashville, Tennessee, Nia Geneva Forbes and Alicia Noelle Forces both of Cobbtown, Georgia; two grandchildren, Anaya Nicole Turnipseed and Aric Malik Carner both of Nashville, Tennessee; three brothers-in-law, Rev. William L. Eason, Sr. (Rosalyn) of Savannah, Georgia, Rev. Dr. Gregory V. Eason, Sr. (Linda) of Atlanta, Georgia, Nolan K. Eason of Cobbtown, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Rev. Pamela E. Hobbs (Booker T.) of Cobbtown, Georgia; Dale Gray (Linda) who was like a brother of Lorton, Virginia; John Jernigan, who was like a father of Nashville, Tennessee; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

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Public Viewing
Friday
December 29, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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25 N Kennedy St
Metter, GA 30439

Wake
Friday
December 29, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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25 N Kennedy St
Metter, GA 30439

Celebration of Life
Saturday
December 30, 2023

11:00 AM
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25 N Kennedy St
Metter, GA 30439

Burial

Eason Cemetery
Eden Church Road
cobbtown, GA 30420

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