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Rosa Forrester, age 81, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was born on April 14, 1931 to the late Boone and Dove Campbell Holden. In addition to her parents, Rosa was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Forrester; one son, Martin Forrester and one brother Mack Holden.
Rosa was born in Johnson County and had lived in Lenoir, North Carolina for several years, before moving back to Tennessee. She was of the Baptist faith.
Rosa is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Kurt Davis of Jonesborough, TN; sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen and Sarah Forrester of Hampton, TN and Lewis Michael and Patricia Forrester of Butler, TN; sisters: Hazel Vines, May Tester and Sue Laws; brothers: James Holden, Jess Holden and Bill Holden; grandchildren: Lisa Cantrell, Shawn Forrester, Mekesha Shores, RoseAnn Shores and Adam Shores; several great grandchildren; special friends: Anna Ruth Atwood, Joyce Bullard and Gloria Jenkins and Jeff and many more, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Leonard Fletcher officiating.
Graveside service and interment will follow from the Dry Hill Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at
The family of Rosa Forrester has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 South Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.