Dorothy “Dot” Harris Forrester
September 11, 1931 -
June 22, 2017

Visitation

June 24, 2017
5-8 PM

Service 

June 25, 2017
2:30 PM

Interment

Obituary

Mrs. Forrester, age 85, passed away on June 22, 2017 at her home in Fayetteville, TN. A native of Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late Moody and Pearl Monks Harris.

While in high school, she formed “The Harmony Trio” and they sang at school and had a program on WEKR. She worked as a secretary for several businesses in Fayetteville and was the first employee hired at Amana Refrigeration as Executive Secretary for the plant manager. After retirement, she enjoyed embroidery and sharing it with her friends and family. She loved her flowers, helping friends and neighbors, and working in her church. Dot was a leader for the “Singles and Singles Again” organization and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. She also loved to sing, dance, read, and adored her family.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Butler Campbell and Bob Forrester and a son, Jeff Campbell. She is survived by her sons Terry (Patsy) Campbell of Amelia, OH, Gary (Paula) Forrester of Ardmore, TN, and Mike (Sandy) Forrester of Taft, TN; sister, Fran (Jack) McEwing of Kentucky; grandchildren, Eric (Dani) Campbell of Murfreesboro, TN, Angela (Kenny) Campbell of Murfreesboro, TN, Brandon (Amy) Forrester of Ohio, Hilary (Scott) Brown of Ohio, Michelle (Jimmy) Edwards of Alabama, Brittany (Garet) Gordon of Bartlett, TN, and Janna (Zach) Means of Fayetteville, TN; great-grandchildren Evie Campbell, Damion Wilbourn, Renee and Bri Brown, Mason, Wyatt, and Scarlett Means and M.J. and Sydney Gullick; and special friends Fonville and Alicia Campbell Mitchell.

Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral service for Mrs. Forrester will be conducted Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 2:30 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Billions officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church at 10 Wiley Hollow Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or Lincoln Medical Hospice at 1797 Wilson Parkway, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

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14 Comments

  1. Agnes Marie Barnes at Howell

    Dot was a beautiful christian lady, always took time to talk when we met in a store. my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I was out of town and not able to be at visitation or funeral.

    Reply
  2. Linda Moran

    Terry and Garry, I am so very sorry for your loss of your mother. A beautiful lady she was. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Nancy Woods

    so sorry for your loss, I worked with miss dot at amana several years ago,

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  4. sara and bobby brown

    what a wonderful sweet lady that will always be dear to my heart,from the first time we met at church she showed nothing more than love,joy,peace with her smile her words and love. Heaven is cherring with Dot and we are happy to have met her even for a short time. rest now mrs.Dot we love you and your home now.

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  5. Fay Dempsey

    I met Mrs Dot several years ago. no greater friend have I ever had. she was the very best .l loved to just sit and talk with her. I am proud her suffering on earth is over cause now I know. She’s in glory with the angels singing. She will truly be missed.

    Reply
  6. Daryll Swinney

    So sorry for your loss. Ms. Dot and Bob were very good friends with my parents Gil and Jeanne Swinney. I will keep your entire family in my prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless. Daryll Swinney

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  7. Janice and Brent Gregory

    Family of Dot Forrester: Sorry for the loss of Dot. We loved her so much. She will be missed by everyone. She was always so sweet to send cards to Mom (Wilma Moore) when she was sick and always sent Brent and I a Christmas card. Wonderful christian lady. Love to all and God bless, Janice (Moore) and Brent Gregory

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  8. Carolyn Greenwood

    Such a sweet lady. Her and Bob’s work with the Singles and Singles Again showed how much they loved the Lord and people.

    Reply
  9. Shirley T. Rhoades

    We moved to Fayetteville , next door to Dot and family’ in early 60’s. Our families got really close. Dot was a sweet, nice,friendly, and perfect neighbor. I loved her dearly.Thoughts and prayers to the family. May GOD bless.

    Reply
  10. Brenda Fairbanks

    Terry, I’m so sorry of your mother’s passing! My sympathy is with you.

    Reply
  11. Jeanne L. Pamplin

    Dot was a classmate of mine and a beautiful, intelligent and caring person.
    She will truly be missed.
    My love and sympathy to the family.
    Jeanne Lindsay Pamplin

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  12. Roy A. Moyers, Jr.

    Prayers for the family. I remember Dot from Jefferson St. she lived about three houses down from our family. She and my Sister Nancy were close. Roy

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  13. Jeannie Gallant

    Miss Dot and I talked on the phone five days a week for about 10 years. We rarely met but I always loved those encounters as she had a way of making those around her feel important and special. I worked at WEKR and she worked at Amana. I gave her the news each morning for their newsletter. I am sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  14. Bobby & Pam Gray

    A beautiful lady inside and out. She will truly be missed.

    Reply

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14 Comments

  1. Agnes Marie Barnes at Howell

    Dot was a beautiful christian lady, always took time to talk when we met in a store. my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I was out of town and not able to be at visitation or funeral.

    Reply
  2. Linda Moran

    Terry and Garry, I am so very sorry for your loss of your mother. A beautiful lady she was. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Nancy Woods

    so sorry for your loss, I worked with miss dot at amana several years ago,

    Reply
  4. sara and bobby brown

    what a wonderful sweet lady that will always be dear to my heart,from the first time we met at church she showed nothing more than love,joy,peace with her smile her words and love. Heaven is cherring with Dot and we are happy to have met her even for a short time. rest now mrs.Dot we love you and your home now.

    Reply
  5. Fay Dempsey

    I met Mrs Dot several years ago. no greater friend have I ever had. she was the very best .l loved to just sit and talk with her. I am proud her suffering on earth is over cause now I know. She’s in glory with the angels singing. She will truly be missed.

    Reply
  6. Daryll Swinney

    So sorry for your loss. Ms. Dot and Bob were very good friends with my parents Gil and Jeanne Swinney. I will keep your entire family in my prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless. Daryll Swinney

    Reply
  7. Janice and Brent Gregory

    Family of Dot Forrester: Sorry for the loss of Dot. We loved her so much. She will be missed by everyone. She was always so sweet to send cards to Mom (Wilma Moore) when she was sick and always sent Brent and I a Christmas card. Wonderful christian lady. Love to all and God bless, Janice (Moore) and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  8. Carolyn Greenwood

    Such a sweet lady. Her and Bob’s work with the Singles and Singles Again showed how much they loved the Lord and people.

    Reply
  9. Shirley T. Rhoades

    We moved to Fayetteville , next door to Dot and family’ in early 60’s. Our families got really close. Dot was a sweet, nice,friendly, and perfect neighbor. I loved her dearly.Thoughts and prayers to the family. May GOD bless.

    Reply
  10. Brenda Fairbanks

    Terry, I’m so sorry of your mother’s passing! My sympathy is with you.

    Reply
  11. Jeanne L. Pamplin

    Dot was a classmate of mine and a beautiful, intelligent and caring person.
    She will truly be missed.
    My love and sympathy to the family.
    Jeanne Lindsay Pamplin

    Reply
  12. Roy A. Moyers, Jr.

    Prayers for the family. I remember Dot from Jefferson St. she lived about three houses down from our family. She and my Sister Nancy were close. Roy

    Reply
  13. Jeannie Gallant

    Miss Dot and I talked on the phone five days a week for about 10 years. We rarely met but I always loved those encounters as she had a way of making those around her feel important and special. I worked at WEKR and she worked at Amana. I gave her the news each morning for their newsletter. I am sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  14. Bobby & Pam Gray

    A beautiful lady inside and out. She will truly be missed.

    Reply

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