Mrs. Thomas B. Forbes Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Colonial Funeral Home for Mrs. Thomas B. Forbes Jr., 91, of Vicksburg, who died on Nov. 23 in Vicksburg. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Cory Odom will officiate at the services. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of services on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Forbes, nee Marguerite Jean Cotton, grew up in south Warren County and attended Jett High School in Vicksburg from which she graduated as the valedictorian. She met her husband, Thomas, when he was employed at the United States Army Corps of Engineers Water Ways Experiment Station in Vicksburg. After their marriage, they moved to Columbia, where her husband and his brothers established the Forbes Motor Company. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by Jeffrey and Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. “Tom Boy” Forbes Jr., a former sheriff of Marion County; daughter, Karla McDaniel of Purvis, and two of her sons, Patrick Forbes and Michael Forbes of Warren County.
Survivors include her two sons, Jeffrey Forbes and Thomas Forbes, both of Warren County, and brother, Gordon Cotton of Warren County. All family members were formerly residents of Marion County.