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Statement on the Passing of Senator James Forrester

October 31, 2011

Gastonia– Gaston County Republican Party Chairman Craig Collins issued the following statement in response to the news that eleven-term North Carolina Senator James

Senator James Forrester

Senator James Forrester

Forrester passed away on Monday:

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Senator Forrester’s death and send our prayers out to his wife, Mary Frances, and all of his family.  Those of us who have worked in politics with Senator Forrester for years know him as an honorable and kind man who always stood for what he believes and fought to defend the values that made North Carolina and America great.  Jim Forrester’s life is a model of public service, as a family physician, as a general in the national guard, Gaston County Commissioner and for the last 22 years as Gaston County’s senior State Senator.  He will truly be missed by those of us in his GOP family.”

  • Lee Ann MacMillan

    Please keep Mary Frances and the rest of the family in your prayers…they will need us at this most difficult time.
    As soon as we know the details of the funeral arrangements, we will share them.

  • Caryn Scoggins

    Senator Forrester was a wonderful man and a true statesman. Our oldest son paged for him in Raleigh. Senator Forrester always made the young people feel important and encouraged their interest in serving the community and the country. Mrs. Forrester and all the family will be in our prayers. I look forward to seeing him again someday in heaven. I’m sure he will be leading and teaching, since he won’t have to be healing.

  • Annette Church

    Senator Forrester is the example to be followed.

  • Donnieramsey1220

    Senator Forrester was my Doctor for years. I had a lot of respect for him. He was a good man. He will be missed.

  • Angela T.Taylor

    We are saddened by the loss of Senator Forrester…….our prayers go out to Mary Francis and the family.

    The Taylor Family

    Ken, Angela and Michael Taylor
    Crowders Mountain Precinct

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