05/19/06 — JOHNNIE M. FORNES

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Died May 18, 2006

AHOSKIE -- Johnnie Mayhue Fornes, 79, of the 100 Block of Liverman Mill Road, died Thursday at Guardian Care of Ahoskie Nursing Home.

A native of Vanceboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Johnnie Franklin and Annie Lewis Fornes, a Navy veteran of WW II, a member of First Baptist Church Ahoskie, and a retired Auto Body Mechanic.

Besides his parents, Mr. Fornes was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Congleton Singleton Fornes, his second wife, Ada White Fornes, a brother, Curtis Fornes, and a stepdaughter, Glenda Byrd.

Surviving are one daughter; Linda Fornes Chitty, and husband, Glenn, Goldsboro; one son; Tony Fornes, and wife Carolyn P., of Aulander; one stepdaughter; Sharon Roope and husband, Kenny, of Ahoskie; two sisters; Fannie Edwards of Swansboro and Katie Chandler of Vanceboro; one brother; James Fornes of Live Oak, Fla.;, four grandchildren; Sheree Chitty Moeller and husband J.C., Scott Chitty and wife Dana G., Jason Fornes and wife Dawn, and Megan Fornes and husband Craig Terry; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Fornes, Jack Austin Moeller, Jordan Fornes, Wyatt Moeller, Stella Moeller, and Matthew Terry.

A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ahoskie Cemetery, with the Rev. Billy Presley officiating. The family will receive friends at Garrett Funeral Home from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, prior to the services.

Memorial donations may be made to Guardian Care of Ahoskie Nursing Home, 604 East Stokes St., Ahoskie, N.C., 27910; or to Alzheimer's Research, 22512 Gate Way Center Drive, Clarksburg, Md., 20871

Garrett Funeral Home Ahoskie, N. C. is serving the Fornes family.


Published in Obituaries on May 19, 2006 2:04 PM