Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James Hulett (Jip) Forte

James Hulett (Jip) Forte, 98, of New London, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at his home. A funeral service for Mr. Forte will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel officiated by Rev. Stoney Benfield and Rev. Daryl Huneycutt. Burial will follow in the Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors by the Stanly County VFW. Visitation will be held from 12PM-1PM prior to the service.

James was born June 6, 1922 in Stanly County to the late William Franklin Forte and Pearl Selena Griffin Forte. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the European Theatre during WWII. During his career, he worked with the Wiscassett Hosiery Mill before retiring as a maintenance worker with Stanly Community College. Mr. Forte was also a member at Prospect Baptist Church.

Mr. Forte was preceded in death by his wife Georgia Gilliam Forte on September 9, 2014. He is survived by his daughters: Donna Dean (Mickey) of Elon, NC, Beth Mauldin (Don) of Oak Island, NC, Cinda Efird of Oak Island, NC, and Kim Forte (Tevis Russell) of Badin, NC; 7 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. James was also preceded in death by his sisters Louise Forte Lowder and Demaize Forte Tysinger and his brother Clifford Forte.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Stanly & The Uwharrie at 960 N 1st Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 or to Prospect Baptist Church at 502 Prospect Church Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Forte family.

8 Comments

  • Suzanne Gibson Posted August 23, 2020 10:38 pm

    WE THE MEMBERS OF VFW AUXILIARY 1162 IN PLYMOUTH INDIANA
    ARE SADDEN TO HEAR OF JAMES’S PASSING OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY , FRIENDS AND HIS VFW FAMILY GOD BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU ALL
    DURING THIS TIME OF GREAT SORROW

    SUZANNE GIBSON
    VFW AUXILIARY 1162 CHAPLAIN

  • kathy hughes Posted August 24, 2020 1:39 pm

    Beth and all the family
    I will be praying for you all during this time. Trust in the Lord he will heal your hurt.
    Love, Kathy Hughes

  • Rick Russell Posted August 25, 2020 5:49 pm

    Mr. Forte was really Great and Caring Person..He Loved his Family So Much. Prayers to the Family.

  • Lynne Lowder Posted August 25, 2020 6:32 pm

    My heart goes out to all the family. You will be in my prayers and thoughts as you face the future without this special, special man. I’m so glad I got to attend church with Grandpa and live on him and him love on me. I will miss you dear Grandpa but I will see you again one day. Beth, Cinda, Kim and Michael I send my love to you. Love to all Lynne Lowder

  • Doug clayton Posted August 26, 2020 7:16 am

    I knew jip all my life. He was a great guy. God favored him by letting him live a long life. Sorry for your loss.

  • Charleen Huneycutt Lisk Posted August 26, 2020 4:56 pm

    Our families grew up together. We lost touch as times changed and people moved elsewhere. I took my mom (Hazel Huneycutt) to visit your mom and dad and they talked for hours. Your dad gave me a picture of North Albemarle Babtist Church when it was just a small white building. He talked about it and the people. Will never forget them. Keep the memories alive. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Lana Sterling Posted August 26, 2020 11:16 pm

    Praying for the family during this time. Daddy was loved by us!

  • Lynn McCormack Posted August 31, 2020 6:19 pm

    So very sorry to know Jip has passed but you girls were so blessed to have him for such a long and happy time. ❤️

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