Jacob Anthony Forehand, 14, of Baxley, died Friday, May 30, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.
Jacob was born December 1, 1999 in Coffee County. He was a member of First of Assembly of God and served in One Way Kid’s Ministry. Jacob was an Honor Student at the Appling County Middle School.
Survivors include his parents, Tony and Rebecca Forehand of Baxley; a sister, Courtney Forehand of Baxley; maternal grandparents, Rex and Vera Moses and paternal grandparents, Curtis and Janet Forehand; paternal great-grandparents, Thelma Herndon and Betty Forehand. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. from the First Assembly of God with the Rev. Ronnie Rentz and the Rev. Bryan Gill officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Caleb Fowler, Lee Fowler, Dan Brannon, Richard Taylor, Doug Jackson and Stephen Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were the up and coming eighth grade class of Appling County Middle School
Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral service.
Remembrances may be made to the Forehand Expense Account c/o Interstate Credit Union 665 W. Parker Street, Baxley, Ga. 31513.
Musical selections were rendered by Jamie Gardner and Lauren Turner.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
God bless the family of Jacob Forehand. I don't know you, but I lost a 7 yr. old son years ago, and I always feel a kindred spirit with parents who must grieve their children of any age, particularly, the young. I can tell you now, five years later, that grief takes time, but with that time, comes some measure of healing. The love you have for your son was not buried with him ... it continues on. I will never understand the death of children, but I can say even in my perplexity with humility and godly reverence, "the Lord giveth & the Lord taketh away ... blessed be the name of the Lord." Prayers for you from Nashville, TN.