Dorothy Christine “Miss Dottie” Forbes
Dorothy Christine “Miss Dottie” Forbes, 83, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton.
A native of Roan Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Blanche Arnett Guinn.
Dorothy, lovingly known as “Miss Dottie,” was born May 30, 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Billy” Forbes, who died October 26, 2013; three sisters, Sarah Whitehead, Myrtle Elliott and Rhoda Lea McKinney; and three brothers, George Guinn, Thomas Guinn and Otis Guinn.
Dorothy enjoyed working in her home, cooking, baking, working in her flowers and reading her Bible daily. She attended Valley Forge House of Prayer. Her church and church family were a very important part of her life.
Survivors include two step-children, Teddy Forbes and Nancy Campbell and husband Larry; one sister, Wanda Pate; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of “Miss Dottie” will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Allen Simerly and Rev. Terry Jones. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express their thanks to her special friends, Judy Vines, Jimmy Anderson, Judy and Darrell Guinn, and thanks to the staff of Life Care Center of Elizabethton and the Carter County Rescue Squad for all their help and kindness during her illness. Friends may register their presence from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the Mausoleum at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Forbes family.