DEWY ROSE – H. Gary Fortson, 54, died Monday, July 13, 2009, following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late Horace and Annie Laura Fortson and was preceded in death by his father-in-law, J.W. Davis.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Patricia Fortson; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Buddy Stephens; grandchildren, Tyler and Heather Stephens; sisters, Connie Carter, Lisa Candler, Elaine Short and Lynn Herman; brothers, Ronnie and Alex Fortson; mother-in-law, Patsy Davis; brother-in-law, Wayne Davis; a special niece; and a number of friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Purvis officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, July 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hicks Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of arrangements.