ROYSTON - Frances "Nan" Scarboro Forester, 79, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at her residence, following an extended illness.
Born in Franklin County on September 23, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James Oscar and Mary Moon Scarboro. She worked as a seamstress in the garment industry in Royston and Carnesville during the 1950s and 1960s, and worked at home as a daycare provider for many children during the 1970's. She retired from Life Springs Resources (formerly Advocate Press) after 10 years of service. The love and care she gave to everyone she encountered made a great impact on countless lives, loved ones added. She will be greatly missed. Mrs. Forester was a member of the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Forester; grandson, Keith Smith; brothers, O.B. Scarboro, Eldridge Scarboro and Jimmy Scarborough; and a sister, Blondine Settlemyre.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Roger B. Smith, Debra and Benjamin Grizzle, all of Royston; grandchildren, David Smith, Gordon Grizzle and Tyler Grizzle; brother, Walter Scarborough, China Grove, N.C.; sisters, Lucille Forrester, Carnesville, Evangeline Callaway, Royston, and Mary Jane Beard, Elberton; adopted children, R.C. Bentley, Dallas, N.C., Vonnie Brown and Darlene Leard, both of Bowersville, A.B. Bentley, Concord, N.C., and H.T. Bentley, Miami, Fla.; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 22, at the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Bert Synan, Gary Osteen and John Ingham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 A.M. Thursday Morning.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.