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William Forney



Crane Operator for Alabama Power Co.

Forney's Death

Mary Estelle Chitwood Birth/Early Life

The (7) Children

Mary's Death


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William was a southpaw. He usually used his left hand.

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George Lathen, (28 Oct 1908  - 31 Oct 1987)   Lathen married, on 12 May 1929, Thelma Alice Winningham. Thelma, born 15 Mar 1906, was a daughter of Thomas Levi Winningham and Mattie Pauline Futrell. Thelma died on 3 Feb 1985. The couple were members of Riddles Bend Baptist Church. The couple had 5 children: William Wayne, George Raymond, Thomas Gary, Mary Pauline, Mac Arthur.  Lathen and Thelma are buried in Crestwood Cemetery.

Anna Lucille, (22 April 1910 -      ) 

William Grady,  (9 May 1913 -     )

Bertha Estelle, (21 Dec 1915    -   )

Herston Olen, (7 Mar 1919 -19 June 1988) Herston married Virginia Steinback. The couple had two children. Cherie and Lennie. Herston was cremated in Florida, and remains buried in the Hollywood cemetery in Richmond,Va. He was an Army Veteran, having fought in Europe during WW2.

Jessie Mae, (13 April 1921    -      )

Charles Ray, (4 Feb 1929 - 17 July 1996)  Ray married Nell Jennings Belch on 23 Aug 1949. The couple was married by Rev. I.E. Belch, Nell's father, on Gwynns Island, Va. The couple settled in Richmond, Va and  had four children: 2 sons and 2 daughters: Charles David, Sarah Elizabeth, Michael Ray, Susan Kay. Ray worked for National Linen Service for 20 + years and took an early retirment in 1986 to start his own business, Rainbow Fresh Linen Service. On 17th July 1996, the son of an ex-employee abducted and murdered Ray, he is buried in Dale Memorial Park.