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Margaret E. Forbes

February 20, 1952 ~ August 3, 2018 (age 66)
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Margaret E. Forbes, age 66, of Marion, North Carolina, following a brief illness, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville with her loved ones at her side.  Born in Mitchell County, North Carolina on February 20, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Hazel Pittman Forbes.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lucy Blevins. 


A loving mother, sister and friend, Margaret, who cared for others before herself, loved to travel.  Following many years, she retired from Baxter Healthcare and was a member of Conley Memorial Presbyterian Church in North Cove. 


Margaret is survived by one son, Joel Forbes; two brothers, Sam Forbes and Jack Forbes; four sisters, Reva Yoakum (John), Mildred Robinson (Ernie), Ellen Hemphill (Ronnie) and Nancy Frady (Willie); and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. 


In keeping with Margaret’s wishes, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date at Conley Memorial Presbyterian Church.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in her memory are asked to consider, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or by visiting

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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