Carla Rebecca “Becky” Self Forester, 58, of North Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Private family services will be held.

Mrs. Forester was born Oct. 12, 1961, in Dalton, Ga., to Cecil Lee and JoAnn Caylor Self. She was the executive director of Fort Defiance Historical Site.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Mrs. Forester is survived by her husband, Isaac “Ike” Forester of the home; her father, Cecil Lee Self of Dalton, Ga.; two stepsons, Benjamin Stewart Forester of North Wilkesboro and Andrew Isaac Forester of Colorado; six sisters, four brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 9, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659 or Fort Defiance Inc., 1792 Fort Defiance Drive, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

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