B. J. Forbes Dies at Tin Top Home
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the Church of Christ for Benjamin Johnson Forbes, Parker County's beloved circuit-riding preacher. Brother Forbes died in his sleep while taking a nap at his home in the Tin Top community at 2 p.m. Thursday. He had worked in his garden Thursday morning and had plowed the day before. He came in from the garden and ate lunch with his daughter, Mrs. Bryant Caraway, and had listened to President Eisenhower's speech on the radio. After lunch, Brother Forbes lay across his bed to rest. A short time afterwards, his daughter attempted to awaken him and was unable to do so. He was pronounced dead of a heart attack on the arrival of a doctor. Claud Smith, minister of the Church of Christ, officiated at the funeral services which were held at the Church of Christ on South Main. Burial was in Spring Creek Cemetery. ---Firm Foundation, March 23, 1954, p. 15.
Son of James M. Forbes and Sarah A. Taylor. He married Minnie Sisk.
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