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Forrest Henry Abrams

Forrest Henry Abrams

Forrest Henry Abrams died tragically and unexpectedly in the early-morning hours, Friday, May 10, 2013, at the age of 18. Forrest was born October 13, 1994, in Little Rock into a close family, who are mourning his loss deeply.

Forrest is survived by his parents, Chris and Amy Russell; sisters Alex Abrams and Bethany Russell of Fayetteville and Little Rock; his beloved dog and sidekick, Bubba; Grandparents Joyce Franklin of Little Rock; Gilbert and Pam Korenblat of Little Rock; Nash and Marilyn Abrams of Little Rock; Mary Francis Abrams of Little Rock; and Leigh Anne and Alice Anne Russell of Little Rock. Other relatives in mourning include, but are by no means limited to his aunt, Ellen Korenblat, her husband Luke Kramer and their two children, Henry and Tess; and his uncle David Korenblat, all of Little Rock.

Forrest was and will remain a free spirit who loved playing and writing music, especially on his guitar. His artistic nature and creativity shone through in his drawing as well. Forrest also enjoyed camping and being outdoors; but most of all, Forrest enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Forrest aspired to someday help troubled youth in some capacity through therapy or mentorship. Experiencing first hand his warm heart, gentle nature and generosity, this could be easily realized. Forrest touched the hearts of many of his friends and family by reminding them to keep growing, a favorite saying of his. Forrest will always be remembered for his incredible sense of humor, by naming his dog Bubba, he knew friends would make the connection.

There will be a memorial service Thursday May 16, 2013 at 11 am in Ruebel Funeral Home. Donations in memory of Forrest may be made to the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp, 5512 Ferndale Cutoff, Little Rock, AR 72223. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home,

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"My heart aches for you in your time of loss, but is overjoyed in Heaven's gain as another one of God's angels is called home for a a higher purpose, we may yet not understand."
Mark Sexton | Jacksonville, AR |

"Forrest was my favorite friend of Wilson's back in the day. He was always so sweet to us and was a great friend to Wilson. We have been talking over many good memories of him these past few days. We are so very sorry this tragedy has occurred, but know that he is at peace and in a better place. Our hearts go out to all of you in such a hard time. He has a truly good soul that will live on forever in the many lives he touched."
Maggie Minshall | Little Rock, AR |

"Forrest was absolutely one of the kindest and most fun kids to hang out with. Even my friends still remember his shining personality which is really saying something. If a little boy can manage to make such a great impression on a bunch of pre-teen girls, he's obviously got it going on. He was a great kid with an amazing heart which is clearly displayed by the huge amount of people mourning his loss. I always loved running into him in more recent years because he always had that same smile on his face and of course that same great, kind heart. His free spirit and legacy won't be forgotten and I know all of his loved ones will feel his presence in their daily lives. This is yet another reminder that only the good die young. Forrest is already so, so missed but tons of people will be smiling in his memory. So much love for his family and friends."
Libby Minshall | Little Rock, AR |

"Forrest was truely amazing, and always put a smile on your face, he will be truely missed, him and his family will be in my prayers."
meggie graham | little rock, AR |

"My darling,sweet Forrest will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.I will miss him every moment of every day.With much love,J.J."
Joyce Franklin..J.J. | Little Rock, AR |

"Forrest was an amazing person always making people smile even when they were down. He always knew how to brighten my day, even if it was just a text or coming over randomly and checking on me making sure i was okay or when he thought about someone he would let them know. He was so thoughtful and kind hearted. Him and his family are in my prayers and not one day will go by i wont think about all the memories we had. He was loved and still is by everyone. Rest in Peace Marlow, you will forever be remembered!"
Samantha Partington- Farrow | Little Rock, AR |

I am so sorry for this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "

Debbie Fogleman Williamson | Little rock, AR |

"Thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friend's. He had the happiest soul and always walked through my door with a big smile. Definitely an angel.

Kim Seale (Cyera's mom) | Little Rock, AR |

"Amy, We send our prayers and thoughts to you, Alex and the rest of your sweet family. Heidi, Caroline, Joseph, & Daniel Damron"
Heidi Damron | Little Rock, AR |

"I am so sorry for your loss my heart truly aches for your family. I did not know Forrest but for some godly reason your family has been on my heart. Do know that God will ease the pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "
Danetta Rodgers | Little Rock, AR |

"Amy. I am so very sorry to hear about this. I remember Forrest as always being happy, energetic and always ready to go exploring. You are in my thoughts and prayers."
Susanna Patterson | Benton, AR |

"Oh, Amy, Alex, Joyce and the rest of Forrest's loving family, my heart is oh, so heavy for you guys. Forrest was such a sweet soul as you know so well. He was one of the few babies I got to connect to and love in my life. He was always thoughtful and so respectful when I got to come visit. I so wish I could be there for you and just hug you and give my love! I love you guys so much. I'll be back in the states late June and will be up to see you and hold you then. Until then, sending you my prayers and love."
Rosemary Dolliver | Magnolia, AR |

"I can't imagine the pain your family is going through. Everytime Forrest came over, he was so polite. He was a friend of our son, Malik. He is going to be missed terribly. Our hearts and love go out to you all for losing such a wonderful young man. We miss you, Forrest. Rest in Love and Peace."
Ted andShannon Williams | Little Rock, AR |

"Amy, my heart is breaking for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Know he is in a better place and he will be with you always in Spirit."
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"Chris, Amy and family,

Forrest was a kind and generous young man. I know he inherited those traits from his loving family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. I love you guys.


Tosha Taylor | Cabot, AR |

"To the entire family, and Amy especially: I was going to try to fly back but it just isn't going to happen. My heart is completely broken for all of you. We will never forget Forrest."
Julie Hendrix | , CA |

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will miss Forest coming to Jefferson every year to visit before school started. I still listen to the music he would make for me each year. I enjoyed having him in my class at Jefferson. He was always kind, caring and respectful."
Mrs. J. Williams | Little Rock, AR |

"darling Amy,
my heart is heavy with sadness for your loss.
know you all are in my prayers .
my love always,
aunt barbara"

barbara levin rosenberg meyer | Santa |

"Dearest Amy,
I can only imagine the pain you are feeling over the loss of your darling boy. I am so so sorry. Sending you love.

Staci Stockburger Fritzges | Conway, AR |

"It hurts my heart to know the world lost such a influential person. Forrest was a great guy and I am very glad i was able to spend elementary and middle school years around him. He even taughht me how to ride a skateboard in the 3rd grade. We would hangout at his house and eat roman noodles all day. I will never forget the times i spent with Forrest during my childhood and will forever remeber him as the great friend he was to all. God recieved a special person this week. Rest In Peace FoFo"
Hayden Peters | little rock, AR |

"just want to say i am so sorry for your loss. steve you and your family are in my prayers. "
trish croft | haskell, AR |

"Forrest brought so much love and sunshine into a room with his sweet smile and warm hugs. He was so very special to his loving mother Amy and father Chris and to all his grandparents ,cousins , aunts and uncles. He will be forever missed and always remembered. Rest well sweet angel. Love, Aunt Jane and Bob"
Jane Goff | Little Rock, AR |

"Broken hearted along with you for your terrible loss. Forrest was one of our son Harrison's dear friends for a season, fall of 2011. He spoke so highly of Forrest and looked forward to seeing him when he was home. Praying for God's comfort for your family. "
Kelly and Gordon Holt | Little Rock, AR |

"My prayers are with the family and friends of Forrest. Such a heart-breaking tragedy. May God keep each of you close and Forrest even closer. "
Christina Alexander | Little Rock , AR |

"It is always a tragedy when such a young person loses their life...a life that was full of promises...hopes and dreams...of that person and everyone who knew a parent who knows that type of heart goes out to the family..the days ahead will not be easy..but from tragedy comes great strength..may God comfort the family during this time."
Anna Barnwell | Little Rock, AR |

"Dear Amy,Chris,Alex, and Bethany,
My heart goes out to you all. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God's comfort and love and the love of your family, friends and community surround you.
Love, Aunt Susan"

Susan Russell | Gettysburg, PA |

"We continue to hold you close in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. We did not know Forrest or his parents, but we know his grandparents, Mary Frances, Nash and Joyce. May you find peace.

With deepest sympathy,

Terry and Gary Barket"

Terry and Gary Barket | Little Rock, AR |

"Oh, Amy. I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw this. Forrest was a great kid. Please contact me if you would like, as I haven't talked to you since the band days. I will be keeping you in my thoughts...


Mike McCauley | Bentonville, AR |

"Forrest was a very amazing person and the absolute best friend anyone could have. The years spent at PH together will forever be remembered. Forrest is missed and loved by many."
LaNeisha Bosley | Little Rock , AR |

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