GENERAL FORTE SR.
STAMPS, Ark.—General Lee Forte Sr., 98, of Camden, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Forte was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Chidester, Ark. He was a member of Hickory Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Camden, where he served as Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Forte; and one son, Ardia McCree.
Survivors include three sons, General Lee Forte Jr. Willie C. and Aaron C. McCree of Camden; two daughters, Vella Minor of Camden and Bertha Rigsby of Rockford, Ill.; three brothers, Willis Forte of Ontario, Calif., John Forte of Atlanta, Ga., and Arthur Allen of Smackover, Ark.; three sisters, Dessie B. Flonoy of Springhill, La., Bessie L. Hanley of Camden and Bessie Mae Allen of Detroit, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hickory Ridge Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Shad Porchia officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Ridge Cemetery under direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The body may be viewed from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Online registration is at aosmithfuneralhome.com.