Funeral   services   for   Mr. James L. Forkum,  age  89,  a
resident  of  Gainesboro,  TN,  will  be  held Thursday, June 12,
2008,  at  11  A.M.  at   Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN.  Burial  will  follow  in  the  Rob Draper
Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from  2  P.M. – 9
P.M., and on Thursday from 9 A.M until the time of services.

Mr. Forkum   passed  away  on  Monday,  June  9, 2008,   at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 6, 1919, in Jackson County, Tennessee, to
the late
Robert Lee (Bob) and Georgia Clark Forkum. On
November 6, 2001, he was married  to  
Margaret  Richardson
, who survives.  He was a tool and die supervisor and a
member of the Gainesboro Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents,  he  was  preceded in death by his
wife: Dorothy Watts Forkum;   1   Sister:  Louise Young; and 1
Steve Forkum.

Survivors include his
Wife: Margaret Richardson Forkum of
Gainesboro, TN;
1 Daughter: Sherry Lynn Forkum; 1 Brother
and Sister-in-Law:
Lyman and Jo Anna Forkum of Red Boiling
Springs, TN;
1 Niece: Patsy Bowman; and 1  Nephew: Garnett
Forkum. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Bro. Wayne Wells and Bro. O’Neal Huffines   will  officiate  at
the services.
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