James Forte

Published 3:59 pm Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mr. James L. Forte, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Dec.16, 2014, in Atmore.

Mr. Forte was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. Mr. Forte was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a former Commander of the American Legion Post 90 of Atmore. He was a member of the Brooks Memorial Baptist Church for 19 years.

Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Rowell Forte; sons, Roger Forte, Mark (Tina) Digmon and Mike (Beverly) Digmon; grandchildren, Amber (Saul) Duhe, Holly (Cody) Roberson, Kelly Digmon, Ashley Digmon and Morgan Digmon and three great-granddaughters, Taylor Duhe, Jordan Duhe and Gemma Roberson.

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Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Herd, the Rev. Nathan Brown and the Rev. Diane Everett officiating.

Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time Thursday, Dec.18, 2014 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ricky Davis, Jeremiah Daugett, Cody Roberson, Justin Lisenby, Holden McCaskill, Josh Rodgers and James Carver.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC, was in charge of all arrangements.