Flora “Bebe” Forbes, age 96, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013, in Pine Ridge Care Center.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Mabel Hardin Forbes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Survivors include a niece, Barbara Williams and husband Darrell of Elizabethton; nephew, Randy Forbes and wife Nadine of Elizabethton; and special great-nephews, Wesley, Darrell Wayne and Randy, Jr.
Flora retired from TPI after more than 25 years of service. She enjoyed playing the piano and listening to country music, and was a member of Carter Christian Church.
Miss Forbes will lie in state on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, February 17, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services, 101 East F Street, Elizabethton. Entombment will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013, in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:50 p.m. on Sunday.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Pine Ridge Care Center, and Dr. Andrew Steven May.
Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Forbes family.