COLBERT - Imogene Smith Fortson, 84, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013.
Born in the Sanford Community, she was a member of the Colbert United Methodist Church. She spent her life taking care of her family as a homemaker, loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas Fortson; parents, Early and Ellen Smith; granddaughter, Jodi Torres; great-granddaughter, Kaycee Phelps; and sister, Mary Helen Reese.
Survivors include children, George "Sonny" Fortson, Deborah (William) Rogers, Rhonda (Danny) Stewart, Tim (Alyce) Fortson, Jean (Paul) Simmons, and Sue (Rod) Jenkins; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Colbert United Methodist Church with the Revs. Hugh Hendrickson and James Haralson officiating. Interment will follow in Colbert Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Colbert UMC Building Fund.
Lord & Stephens, Madison Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.