- April 5, 1940 - January 26, 2013
- Albany, Georgia
of James' Passing
First United Methodist Church
307 Flint Ave
Albany, GA 31701
Avalon Boy Scout Troop 11
3018 Gillionville Rd.
Albany, GA 31721
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“Roslyn and Family We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a true friend and a great Scouter. We had many outings and activities with the...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Hal Dayhuff - Stockbridge, GA
“Our sympathies at ths time of loss. It is never easy, but grief is made easier to beasr with the peace and comfort provided by our Lord. Blessings,...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Linda and Robert Wells - Albany, GA
Thank you for the love and life you shared with the children of First United Methodist Church here in Albany. The blessing of your ministry...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Allison Vandenbergh - Albany, GA
“Many thanks to Mr. Jim for being a friend and mentor. He started with me as a small child in the libray and was by my side all the way to Eagle...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Adam Metts - Normangee, TX
“Rosalyn, my thoughts are prayers are with you.
5 of 15 | Posted by: Susan D. Smith - Valrico, FL
“Rosalyn, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim was a fine man and touched so many lives! He...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie TenHagen Sutton - Albany, GA
I was sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I know he was a caring, loving and giving person whose candle burned out way before his...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Lillie Russell - Albany, GA
We were so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Please know that we are
thinking of you and sending you prayers and healing thoughts....Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jean and Jane Krier - Thomasville, GA
“Rosalyn--Both Danny & I are so sorry to hear about Jim's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brenda Gail & Danny
9 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Gail Wall - LEESBURG, GA
I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I know he was a caring, loving and giving person whose candle burned out way before his...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Ivey - Albany, GA
“Roz and family:
How sad I am to leaarn about Jim.
He was a great man and leaves a distinct mark on the lives
of literally, hundreds of youth.
We...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: PATSY MARTIN - Albany, GA
“I have wonderful memories of our families being great friends. I know our mothers are great friends in heaven. God Bless you.
12 of 15 | Posted by: Ellen Barnette Lane - Albany, GA
“I have many fond memories of Mr. Forsyth. One I treasure is, him reading "Charlotte's Web" to my class of fourth graders. Mr. Forsyth became so...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Rynders - Albany, GA
“Very sorry for your loss Mrs. Forsyth. I remember My. Forsyth as a kind and gentle man. I don't know if you remember me but you taught me at...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Crystal Webb - Myrtle Beach, SC
“Mrs. Forsyth, I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. Forsyth was a very kind man and cared so much about others. He will truly be missed, especially by the...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Wilhelmina Kalip - Albany, GA
James "Jim" Forsyth, 72, of Albany, died Saturday, January, 2013 at his residence following an illness.
His funeral service will be 11 AM, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr. Don Adams and the Rev, Carrie Meyers will officiate.
The family will receive friends, 6-8 PM Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Kimbrell-Stern
Jim was a native of Cario, Georgia but was a resident of Albany since 1965. He was a son of the late Edward and Geraldine Floyd Forsyth.. He retired as a Technical Services Librarian with the Dougherty. County Public Library System. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, a member of the choir, a member of the Littleton Sunday school class, and a teacher of the 5th Grade Children Sunday school class, he served as a mentor for confirmation, and worked with the Spirit Seekers. Jim's loves were that of his wife, working with genealogy, and with 49 years of dedication and service with the Boy Scouts of American and the Chehaw Council all as a volunteer worker. He served as a scoutmaster for 46 years, 12 of these with a physically handicapped troop sponsored by Easter Seal He was presently involved with Avalon Boy Scout Troop # 11. He was awarded the award given to an adult, the Silver Beaver Award in 1982 and the God and Country Award. Jim received multiple service and leadership awards through his tenure with scouting. Jim also served as a story reader at Alice Coachman Elementary School for several years.
Jim is survived by his wife Rosalyn M. Forsyth of Albany, his brother, Fred Forsyth of Jacksonville, FL, his aunt Mary Hubert of Atlanta, several cousins, nephews and niece and a host of close friends.
Those desiring may send memorials to First United Methodist Church Children's Ministry, 307 Flint Ave., Albany GA 31701,or Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Ln., Albany, GA 31707, or Avalon Boy Scout Troop #11,3018 Gillionville Rd. Albany, GA 31721.
You may sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family of Jim Forsyth by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.