Welcome to the memorial page for

Forst Edward Claiborne

November 5, 1948 ~ July 14, 2020 (age 71)

II Timothy 4:6-8

6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.


Forst Claiborne was born November 5, 1948 to Percy Claiborne and Emma Hurd in Tallulah, Louisiana.

Forst accepted the Lord as his personal savior at an early age. He later became a member of the Saint John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Anthony L. Guice.

Forst attended the public schools in Madison Parish and became a graduate of Reuben McCall High School Class of 1967.

Forst was employed by the Madison Parish school system as a bus driver for many years.

He relocated to Michigan, where he was employed by General Motors, where he retired from before returning home to Tallulah.

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:16 AM, Forst passed away peacefully surrounded by doctors and nurses that cared for him at Saint Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. Forst was greeted in heaven with a smile and open arms by his parents, Percy Claiborne and Emma Hurd; his siblings, Roger Paul Hurd and Carolyn Nash; a special grandmother who helped rear him, Alice Hurd.

Forst memories will be forvever cherished by his five children: Donna Michele Whitney and Joesph Foster (Charlotte), both of Tallulah, Louisiana; Kevin Whitney (Angie) of Byram, Mississippi; Acondula Pearson of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Marcus Claiborne of Lansing, Michigan; ten grandchildren, Whitney Ke’Don Boyd of Little Rock, Arkansas; Ardell Foster, Joseph Foster, Jr., and Kiara Spraggins, all of Tallulah, Louisiana; Rickey Page, Bacarri Page, Travion Williams, and Te’Racio Williams, all of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Markyllah Stevenson and Marlaya Stevenson, both of Lansing, Michigan; five sisters, Mary L. Claiborne of Las Vegas, Nevada; Rachel Ann Whitney, Samella Nellom, Savannah Johnson, and Debora Claiborne, all of Tallulah, Louisiana; three brothers, James Edward Robinson (Crystal), Tommy Harrison, Perry Lavelle Washington (Denise); a devoted companion, Vera Blunt; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

 Service Information

July 22, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McFarland Funeral Companies
1223 Broadway Street
Delhi, LA 71232

Graveside Service
July 23, 2020

10:00 AM
Morning Rest Memorial Park
Buckner and Nolan Street
Tallulah, LA 71282

Please note
The indoor viewing will be on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4 PM – 7 PM. At no time there will be over 25% of the seating capacity in the chapel during the visitation, which equals 30 people. All attendees must wear masks. The funeral services will be available via Facebook Live on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10 AM. Thank you.

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