Anthony J Forney

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          Death is a GLORIOUS event to one who is GOING HOME to be with the LORD.  An EXTRAORDINARY PERSONALITY has gone from earth; his spirit was borne from the earth on the wings of the morning to GOD who created him.  But being a MAN who came to GOD by FAITH and accepted the SALVATION  of God, also received the peace of GOD, which displaces all iniquities, and the LOVE of GOD points the way we must go. 

            So it was, early Friday morning, February 11, 2022, after a battle with cancer, the Lord called one of His own Anthony Jerome (Tony) Forney home to be with Him in glory. 

            Anthony was born on November 27th, 1951 to the late Paul Rudolph Forney and Novella Naomi (Forney) Diggs in the city of Columbus, Ohio.  He attended and graduated from the public school of Columbus.  After graduating from school, Anthony joined The US Marine Corp, where he serve for four years with honor. 

Anthony met and later was joined in marriage to Rose Forney of which two children was born: Deshawn & Erique.  Later in life “Tony” was married to Coralina R. Husband and remained together until her passing on March 15th, 2021. 

Tony enjoyed gardening, cooking, and was known for his baked beans.  Watching movies and buying on line was a favorite pass time of his.                       

            He is preceded in death by Wife: Coralina Rose Forney, Parents: Paul R. and Novella Diggs (Forney), Step-father: George Diggs, brother: Ewing Diggs and Grandson: Erique Forney Jr.  He leaves to cherish his memories:  Daughters Deshawn (Dawnta) Foster, Kisha Grant, Schena Grant.  Son: Erique Forney.  Three Sisters: Suzanne Hairston, Deleon Dunbar and Carol McCoy.  Two brothers: Rev. James (Neva) Forney, of Alamogordo, NM, Rev. Paul (Ginger) Forney and a host of nieces and nephews, grandchildren and one Great Grand child coming.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, February 26, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Mask and Social Distancing are required. To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The FORNEY Family, visit





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  1. My condolences to the entire Forney Family on the passing of Anthony. Growing up attending South High School, I have so many fond memories of gathering with the Forney siblings at the Diggs household. Extending love and prayers to you all as you gather for Anthony’s homegoing celebration.

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