Charlton Bath “C.B.” Forgotston, Jr. died on Sunday, January 3rd in Hammond, Louisiana at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Ella Joy “E.J.” Adams Forgotston; his brother-in-laws, Troy J. Adams and Ronald M. Adams (Debbie). Although he had no children he was honored to have a special nephew, John H. Adams (Christi) and their children: T.J. and Bryson; his special nieces Heather Adams and Kelly Adams Slocum (Jamie) and their children Taylor and his Godson, Kaden Troy Slocum. He is preceded in death by his father, Charlton Bath Forgotston of Newellton, Louisiana and his mother Elsa DeVris Forgotston of Baton Rouge. C.B. was born January 19, 1945 and is a native of Newellton in Tensas Parish. He obtained his Business Administration and Juris Doctor of Law degrees from Louisiana State University. C.B. worked for the Louisiana Legislature for over 13 years, Chief Counsel for the House Appropriations Committee during the last seven years, and a Senior Staff Member of the 1973 Louisiana Constitutional Convention. Forgotston was the Director of the Taxation and Fiscal Policy Council and a lobbyist for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry for six years. He was a consultant for and Treasurer of the Louisiana Council for Fiscal Reform. C.B. was an outspoken critic of legalized gambling, political corruption, and state fiscal policies. More recently, he was best known for his political commentary and activism in the print and electronic media. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 8 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 600 North Oak Street, Hammond, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. . In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Oak Forest Academy Patron’s Club, P.O. Box 846, Amite, LA 70422. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For and online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Charlton Bath “C.B.” Forgotston, Jr.