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Marian Virginia (Rogers) Fortson

July 17, 1935 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 83)

Mrs. Marian “Doan” Fortson, age 83, beloved wife of Mr. Jack Darrell Fortson of 64 years, entered into rest on February 24, 2019.

Marian Virginia Rogers Fortson, the daughter of Ira Rogers and Jewell Dean Rogers, was born in Arnoldsville, Georgia in 1935. She graduated from Oglethorpe County High School in 1953. Many people knew her from working at her dad’s store, Roger’s Grocery, in Arnoldsville, for many years. In 1973, she was employed as administrative assistant in the Madison County Sheriff’s office alongside her husband, Jack, then Madison County Sheriff, until their retirement in 1996. Her kitchen was always open, and she was known as a very kind and sweet person to all.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Roger D. Fortson (Kim), Keith H. Fortson (Sandra), grandsons Brandon Fortson (Brittany), Blake Fortson, Keenan Fortson, Kyler Fortson, and two great-grandchildren, Lane and Penelope.

She was preceded in death by her five sisters: Kathleen Burton of Winter Haven, FL, Yvonne Mundy of Athens, GA, Helen Rhew of Augusta, GA, Louise Tyner of Colbert, GA, and Jeanette Rucker of Augusta, GA.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Lord and Stephens, Danielsville Chapel with Pastor Barry Black officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

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