Marilyn Louise Farmer Fortenberry

Published 8:51 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Funeral services for Marilyn Louise Farmer Fortenberry, of Braxton, are Friday, July 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial at Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be today, July 6, 2017, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Friday, July 7, 2017, at 9 a.m. until time of service.

Mrs. Fortenberry, 90, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born June 27, 1927, to the late Franklin Charles and Lillian Reed Loflin Gatlin. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Cato Baptist Church, where she was involved in the ladies prayer group. She enjoyed cooking for her family and she also enjoyed a good book.

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She is preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Millard Farmer and Robert Clifton Fortenberry; parents; brothers, Charles Gatlin, Kenneth Gatlin, Johnnie Gatlin, Roy Gatlin and Ray Gatlin; and sisters, Edna Earl Dearman and Rose Barnett.

Survivors are her daughters, Deborah “Debby” Magee and husband Harvey, Anita Feherty and husband David; sons, Kirby Fortenberry and wife Bessie, and Rance Fortenberry and wife Carolyn; grandchildren, Heather Buitt and husband Buster, Heath Magee and wife Kortney, George Fortenberry and wife Brandy, Sandra Fortenberry, Kim Richardson and husband Pepper, Kirby Lackey, Christie Huddleston and husband Jay, Robin Dietrick and husband Jon, Fred Schneider, Karl Schneider and wife Lindsey, and Erin Feherty; and great-grandchildren, Daniel Taylor Buitt, Anna Grace Buitt, Brax Miller Buitt, Abby Kate Magee, Hunter Heath Magee, Mary Miley Magee, Joshua Huddleston, Braxton Robert Fortenberry, Clifton Bernard Fortenberry, Aiden Schneider, Asher Schneider, Kristin James, Nicole Tatum and Jamie Brunet.

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