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Obituary: Rev. Lanny Dwight Forderhase, 67

Adair Countians are saddened by news of the death of Rev. Lanny Dwight Forderhase on June 1, 2008. He was a former pastor of the Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church here. The funeral will be on Saturday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Green County. Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2008, at Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg, KY.

"A Witness to the Resurrection"
The Reverend Lanny Dwight Forderhase, 67, took his place in the church triumphant on June 01, 2008, at the Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, Kentucky.

The younger son of the Reverend Dr, Earl August Forderhase and Goldie Faye Barnes Forderhase, he was born July 14, 1940, in St. Joseph Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother the Reverend Dr. Duane Forderhase.

He is survived by his wife Regina Ann DuBose Forderhase; his children Timothy Forderhase, K.M. Luck, Ashley Meredith , and Matthew David Godsey; soon to enter this world granddaughter Olivia Meredith Godsey; his mother-in-law Elain Soule DuBose.

Reverend Forderhase made his Confession of Faith in May 1950 and was baptized by his father at First Baptist Church in DeSoto, Missouri.

He graduated from Normandy Senior High School in St. Louis, Missouri and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Education in 1963 from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma. He then received his Master's Degree in Religious Education in 1971 from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri.

During his career, he served churches in Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, and all three Presbyteries in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It has been his privilege to participate in several civic organizations such as Rotary International, Habitat for Humanity, Garrard and Adair County Drug Task Forces, and to moderate many committees.

He has also been the recipient of many awards over the years. However, the mark of this man was not his worldly accomplishments and the awards he received, but the lives he touched. It is not the accumulation of objects, but the accumulation of relationships that truly matter. The strengths he had were his faith in and love for his Lord and Savior, his love for his family, and his pastoral care for the family of God.

Visitation will be held at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg, Kentucky, Friday June 06, 2008 from 5:00pm-9:00pmCT. The funeral services and burial will take place Saturday June 07, 2008 at 11:00amCT, at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Green County, Kentucky.

The service will be presided over by the Reverend Charles Taylor, Pastor of The Greensburg Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Betty L. Meadows, General Presbyter of the Presbytery of Mid-Kentucky, and David Payton Givens also speaking.

Pallbearers are Dr. Thomas Barker, Pat Coyle, Edgar Cox, David L. Givens, Tom Griffiths, Col. Billy Landrum, IV, Howard Moore, Rod Moore, and Steve Thompson.

Honorary Pallbearers are the elders of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, the Lancaster office staff of Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank, the Russell Springs office staff of Commonwealth Cancer Center, Paul and Oneida Black, Bonnie Coyle, Ruby Flowers, the Maxie Hadley family, Wanda Hill, Elois Landrum, James and Zona Royce, Don and Lavalle Vita, Charles and June White.

If desired, donations may be made in Reverend Forderhase's memory to the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.
This obituary a courtesy of Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, Greensburg, KY.

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