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 Dorothy Orrell Forbes

Dorothy Orrell Forbes

Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 28 Oct 2012 (aged 98)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Sec T Lot 97
Memorial ID 100027094 · View Source
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Miss Dorothy Orrell Forbes of Davis Healthcare, in Wilmington, NC, died on Sunday, October 28, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Archibald R. and Loula Orrell Forbes.

Miss Forbes was a graduate of Duke University where she was Phi Beta Kappa, and a graduate of Spencerian College of Cleveland, Ohio. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, and was the first women Elder and Deacon of the church. She was Interim Executive Presbyter of Wilmington Presbytery, 1987-1988.

Miss Forbes was retired from the Wilmington Housing Authority, and has served on many committees of Housing Organizations. She was a life member of all Housing Organizations.

She was Woman of the Year, 1960. Miss Forbes has served on the following Boards: American Cancer Society, T.B. Board, Keep America Beautiful, Career and Personal Counseling Service (Laurinburg), American Red Cross, Plantation Village and Wilmington Girl's Club, where she was one of the organizers.

Surviving are first cousin, Robert (Bobby) H. Orrell, Jr. (Frances) of Wilmington and several cousins including Robert H. Orrell III. (Debbie), Duncan McFadyen (Linda), Althea Orrell, Brantley Orrell, Beth Brady, Jane Orrell and Jimmy Orrell.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 3, 2012, in the Chapel at First Presbyterian Church. A private graveside service will take place in Oakdale Cemetery.

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  • Created by: John Evans
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100027094
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Orrell Forbes (8 Nov 1913–28 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100027094, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Evans (contributor 47071981) .