Obituary of James Forbes – Jarvisburg, VA


James S. Forbes Jarvisburg – Beloved husband, father, grandfather and family member, James Sanderlin Forbes of Jarvisburg, NC, went home to be with the Creator of Life on Monday, May 12, 2014. His passing will leave a void in the lives of those who loved and cared for him.

The son of the late Henry Forbes and Ellen Sanderlin Forbes, James was born and raised in Camden County (Riddle), NC. He had five siblings, Luther, William, Emily, Henry and Ida Mae. He was a superintendent at the Ford Motor Plant, a member of Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge #178 and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

James was married to Rose Notarianni Forbes, whom he met in 1942 while stationed at the US Naval Base at Quonsett Point, RI. They lived their blissful married years in Chesapeake, VA, Fincastle, VA and Jarvisburg, NC.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Rose Ellen Smith of Albuquerque, NM, Judy McRoy of Oklahoma City, OK and her husband Joseph and Marie Forbes of Daleville, VA; seven grandchildren, David, Shane, James, Dana, Andrea, Warren and Amanda; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service celebrating his life will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Rev. John David Forbes officiating. Burial will follow at the Forbes Family Cemetery, Sandy Hook Road, Riddle, NC with military honors provided by the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Forbes family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting