Obituary- Elwon William Forrest (1939-2020)


Elwon W. Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, August 5, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas. Elwon was born March 21, 1939, to John and Myrtle Forrest in Blansett, Arkansas. Elwon was 81 years old.

Elwon was a retired 20 year veteran of the United States Air Force. He was also a long time member of the Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas. He faithfully served as a member of the Gideons International.

Elwon leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Lin of the home, two great grandchildren, Destin and Dakota Williams of the home, one daughter-in-law, Tammie Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas, one stepdaughter, Melanie Tanner of Winfield, Arkansas and one stepson, Dale Tanner of Winfield, Arkansas. Elwon will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Angie Forrest, Matthew Forrest, Adam Forrest, great grandchildren: Akira and Aiden, and step grandchildren: Chance Tanner, Megan Rogers, Tanna Rogers, Krystin Hutchens, Kallie Tanner, Tatum Thrasher and Trista Davis, as well as 8 step great grandchildren and one brother Everett J. Forrest of Waldron, Arkansas one half brother, Andy Forrest of Mena, Arkansas. Elwon will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and loved ones.

Elwon was preceded in death by his parents, John and Myrtle Forrest, his first wife, Ada Lee Forrest, one son, Charles Russell Forrest and one sister, Clara Forrest Avants and four half siblings.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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