The following newspaper obituary appeared in the LaGrange Daily News (LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia) circa 1948:
F.L. PYE'S FUNERAL RITES HELD YESTERDAY
Funeral services for Forrest Lapell Pye, 66, of 607 Chattahoochee Street, LaGrange, who died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at City-County Hospital, were held at 4:30 p.m. yesterday at the Second Baptist Church, the Rev. Joe Brown officiating.The Rev. C. B. Bullard, pastor of the Unity Baptist Church, assisted.
Burial was in Hillview Annex Cemetery (LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia) with Carl Geter, G.C. Wright Jr., W.T. Hollis, Ralph Norris, Grover Elder and Charlie Parker serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Pye died two hours after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maud Gordy Pye of LaGrange; a daughter, Mrs. R.E. Howard of LaGrange; a son, Jewell Pye of LaGrange; two brothers, Leonard Pye of Columbus, GA, and Parker Pye of the U.S. Army in Korea; and four grandchildren.
Mr. Pye was born in Riverview, Alabama, but had lived in LaGrange 45 years.He was a textile employee and a member of the Second Baptist Church.
Groover and Barnett, Inc. funeral directors, handled arrangements.