CHARLESTON -- Pearl M. Forbey, 82, died at 1:34 p.m. Oct. 24, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility.
Born Nov. 13, 1922, in Benton, daughter of the late John Ross and Beulah Minter Ervin, she had lived most of her life in Charleston, where she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and had worked at Brown Shoe Company until her retirement.
On Oct. 2, 1943, she married Archie Forbey who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1995.
Four brothers, Wilburn Ervin, Clarence Ervin, John Wesley Ervin and Robert Ervin; and three sisters, Lura Faye Terrance, Edna Ervin and Helen Bles, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Donna Forbey of Bloomfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Jay Phenicie of Sikeston; one brother, Lloyd Ervin of Cape Girardeau; one sister, Betty "June" Carriveau of Flint, Mich.; and seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and two great-stepgrandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kevin Eskew, pastor of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Justin Johnson, Evan Jackson, Dale Jackson, Shannon England, Jonathan Hall and Jordan Phenicie.