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William Hayward Forbes

September 22, 1946 — September 10, 2023


Mr. William Hayward Forbes (also known as Commander Forbes), age 76, of 1714 Bynwood Drive, Wilson, North Carolina transitioned to his heavenly home peacefully on Sunday, September 10, 2023.  A celebration of his life and work will be Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 at 11 am at L.N. Forbes Original Freewill Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Bishop L.N. Forbes St., Wilson.  Interment will follow in the Artis Cemetery, Stantonsburg, NC.

An inspirational wake will be Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 from 6 pm to 8 pm at L.N. Forbes Tabernacle.  The family is receiving friends at the residence and will assemble there at 10 am on Saturday in preparation for the funeral procession.  

Please keep the Forbes family in your thoughts and prayers.  Condolences may be directed to or faxed to 252.237.0120. They may also be emailed to

Professional and caring service has been entrusted to Carrons Funeral Home, "The Willing Friend".

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