The Bank of Forest donated $5,000 to the Friends of the Forest Public Library which began the fundraising project for the purchase of shelving and interior furnishings for the new Library.
Thank you, Bank of Forest!

The citizens, Friends, and businesses of Forest, Miss. pulled together to raise the amazing amount of more than $68,000.00 in less than six months! We would like to thank all of those supporters by name, but forgive us if we miss anyone. A special thanks to the students of the Forest area, who supported the project by collecting change! So, to everyone; thank you. Your donation of time and money toward making the opening of the new Library possible will be appreciated for many years, affecting generations to come.

Thank you!

GOLD SUPPORTERS ($1,000-$2,499.99)


Palmer Insurance Agency, Inc.

S. E. Lackey Memorial Hospital

Bancorp South Bank

Dr. John and Diane Smith


Forest Lion’s Club

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS ($2,500-$4,999.99)

Forest Area Chamber of Commerce

DIAMOND SUPPORTERS ($5,000 and above)

Bank of Forest

Community Bank

Forest Rotary Club

Koch Foods, Inc.

The Scott County Times

BRONZE SUPPORTERS ($100-$499.99)

The Citizens Bank

Jerry Bustin

La Petite Club

Mid-Century Club

Young at Heart/Forest Baptist Church

Raman and Jayshree Patel

Rosie, Angela and Andrea Kersh

W. F. Mapp Funeral Home

Shawn Harris, Attorney at Law

Jade Palace of Forest

Family Discount Drugs/Greg Ware

Forest Animal Hospital/Dr. Mike Walker

Beverly and Dusty Rhodes

Dr. Bradley Thompson

Tom Owen Alfa Insurance Agency

Western Auto Store

Billy Price

Ms. Margaret Thompson

Rick B. Clark, Attorney at Law

Forest Wireless

Tower Finance

Harperville Homemakers Club

Dewane [Boutwell] and Glenn Weaver

Bill and Karen Blossom

General Service

Neal Pest Control

Doris Mowrey

S. E. Lackey Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Allen and Mitzi Breland

Bells, Inc.

Chris and Emily Baker

Dr. Randy Eason

Cox Chevron

John G. Weatherford, Inc.

Bill and Sandra Lovett

John and Anneliese Roby


John and Roseann Lynn

Tony Chance and Company

In Memory of Sherry Sims from Neighborhood Friends

Tommy and Marian Sistrunk

CVS/Andy Sistrunk

In Honor of Mrs. Roseann Lynn

Billy Frank and Linda Alford

Hamilton Stevens

Charles Hall

Dana Roby Moore

Debbie and Barron Burnham

Peggy Williams

Wolf Funeral Services, Inc.

In Memory of Jordan Perry by Esther Perry

Crechale’s Restaurant/Bob Crechale

Tanya Carl, Attorney at Law

Dink and Edna Gibson

Johnny Loper, Attorney at Law

Modern Carpet/Harold and Lisa Dennis

Gari Hatch

Chris and Yvonne Bagley

In Memory of Pat Munday Wilkerson by forest High School Alumni

Dr. Dan Thomas, DVM

Vance Cox

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Irvin construction C., Inc.

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Forest, Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Lamar Weems

In Memory of Andrew and Odessa Graves by Dr. Sheldon Graves

In Memory of Jewel and Verba Smith by Margaret and Sonny Cadden

Judge and Mrs. Tom S. Lee

David and Elizabeth [Lee] Maron

Stewart and Heather Lee

Metrocast Communications of MS, LLC

In Honor of Mrs. R. L. Alford by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alford, Jr.

Ms. La Nita Webb

David Morehead Painting

Andy Wolverton

In Memory of Herman and Maude Freeman McKenzie; Kenneth and Ruth Brown Ashmore by James and Beverly McKenzie Ashmore

In Memory of Erle and Fay Johnston by Carol Johnston Lindley

In Memory of Richard Hill by Elizabeth Hill

Lillie Mae Meador

In Memory of former Library Board Member Olivia Kelley Slaughter by Constance and James Burwell

In Memory of Forest Alderman W. L. Slaughter and Librarian Olivia Kelley slaughter by Slaughter-Harvey Law Firm and Slaughter Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Billy Guy Singleton

Mrs. Pennye Merle Gatewood

In Memory of Richard Lackey by Ellen Lackey

In Memory of Gina Burns by Walter and Peggy Burns

Norris Homemaker Volunteers Club

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Strong

In Memory of Pat Mitchell, Cristy Colbert Butler by Judge Tom and Norma Ruth Lee

Allan and Lynn Atkison

Michael and Janice Noel

Randy and Pat Dilley

Haywood and Pat Reeves

Tom Miles Insurance

SILVER SUPPORTERS ($500-$999.99)

Tadlock Stockyard, Inc.

Durham Company/Precision Auto Parts

Gay and Company CPA Firm

Gary and Linda Gordon

Reynolds Dental Practice

O. B. Triplett/Triplett Realty Services

Ott and Lee Funeral Home, Inc.


George and Jo Taylor

Janis [Chambers] and Stanley Roberts

Sid and Leilani Salter

Otis Whitehurst

Forest Family Practice clinic, PA

Mary Lynn [Rhodes] and Freddie Bagley

Judy and Bert Atkison

In Memory of Abbie Jewel Williamson by Norman Williamson

Otis Whitehurst

Dr. Jimmy and Sharon Hollingsworth

Gene and Dianne Walker

Local area schools including:

Scott Central K-8

Forest Elementary School

Hawkins Middle School

Forest Head Start


Kiddie Kollege

Little Lights

Patrick Community Center