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Obituary Brought to You By:  Bumpers Funeral Home

James Gary Fortenberry
(March 17, 1936 - September 27, 2012)

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Graveside services for James Gary Fortenberry, 76, of Ward will be Saturday, September 29th at 11 A.M. from the Shorts Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Bost and Rev. Craig Gavin officiating. The family will receive guest at their home located at 9405 Pine Grove Road in Ward, Alabama following the service.


Mr. Fortenberry passed away Thursday, September 27th at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.  He was retired from James River Corporation in Pennington.


Survivors include his wife Shirley Fortenberry of Ward; daughters Scarlet Johnston (James) of Ward; Stacy Johnson (Jamey) of Centre, AL; sister Dena Bowden of Birmingham; four grandchildren Kaila, Logan, Carmen, and Slade.


Pallbearers are Leo Allen, Craig Champagne, Jim Harmon, L.D. “Sonny” Housel, Lafayette Johnston, James Malone, Jim Malone, Chuck Moore, and Jerry Snowden


In lieu of flowers memorials to be made to the Shorts Cemetery Fund C/O Janie Alford at 767 Shorts 15, Ward, Alabama 36922 or the Ebenezer Baptist Church at P.O. Box 197, Pennington, Alabama 36916, or the Alabama Treasure Forest Association at P.O. Box 189, Chunchula, Alabama 36521-0189, or the Alabama Sheriff’s Boys Ranch at P.O. Box 477, Summerdale, Alabama 36580.


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Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler in charge of arrangements.


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