The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at First Salem Baptist Church, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia where Reverend Jeffery Randle is Pastor. Reverend Governor Gibson, Pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, Garden Valley, Georgia, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
James was born March 8, 1939 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Pete Forehand and the late Mattie Tookes Forehand. He was married to the late Ida Pearl Range Forehand. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. James was a boxer in Miami, Florida. He was very talented and skilled in auto mechanic, electrical and vegetable farming. He was employed with various companies which include the following: Ben and Leonard DeVaughn Company, Boyce Riddle Farm and Clark Ford Tractor Company of Montezuma, Georgia. For the past several years he has been self-employed as a lawn mower and tractor repairman.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories: six children and their spouses, Janice Range, Fitzgerald, Georgia, Curby Range (Vickey), Bossier City, Louisiana, Vanessa Winslow (Jeffery), Jonesboro, Georgia, Jemal Forehand (Grace), Norcross, Georgia, John Forehand, Americus, Georgia and Jody Forehand, Ft. Valley, Georgia; ten grandchildren; Jeffery Winslow, Jr., Octavia Stewart Driver (Lynn), Tierra Range, Ezzard Stewart, Jr., Jenicia Winslow, Jamil Forehand, China Nichols, James Forehand, Jamiyah Forehand and Jahara Forehand, one sister, Pearlie Riley (Jerry), Montezuma, Georgia; two sisters-in-law, Emma Richardson, Montezuma Georgia and Catherine Durham, Oglethorpe, Georgia; devoted friends Frank Jones, and Joseph Freeman and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends .