Charlotte Blue McCollough Forehand, age 85 transitioned to Heaven on August 28, 2021, having spent the day filled with visits from the family that she loved so dearly. In recent months, Charlotte had experienced declining health. A memorial service will be held at Ward-Wilson Funeral Home on August 31, 2021, 2 PM with Reverend Stacey Stafford presiding. A private graveside service for the family will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to Kindred Hospice.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years and the love of her life, Shelby Forehand; her parents, John Blue and Lois McCollough, a daughter, Sheri and an infant son, a grandson, Patrick Davenport II, and a sister Wauthena Mullins. She is survived by her daughter, Tami Black (Dan) and sons John Forehand (Cristi) and Patrick Davenport (Teresa); grandchildren, Rob Evers (Marley), Shelby Leigh Smith (Zachary), Katie Davenport and Caroline Davenport. She is also survived by a loving sister, Nelda Northcutt (Charlie), a special niece, Kay Casey and many loving nieces and nephews. Charlotte was known lovingly by her family as “Mama Blue” and took great pride in hosting family holiday (especially Christmas) meals and celebrations for each birthday. She loved creating beautiful counted cross stitch designs making stockings and special gifts for family and friends. Even in the most difficult moments of the last several months, counted cross stitch occupied her time, planning special creations for upcoming babies and graduations.
Charlotte was born April 4, 1936, in Dothan, and resided there all her life. She attended and graduated from Dothan High School in 1954. After raising her children to school-age, she returned to college and earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Early Education from Troy State University. Charlotte was a third-grade teacher in the Dothan City School and retired after 20 years. She was a lifelong member of Southside Baptist Church and the AOY Sunday School Class. Her Sunday School Class and dear friends at Southside have always been an important support to her.
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