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1934 Frances 2021

Frances Fortner

July 8, 1934 — February 5, 2021

Elizabeth Frances Fortner, age 86, of Fulton entered her Heavenly home
February 5, 2021 at Tri Star Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Frances married the love of her life, Jodie Fortner, January 29, 1949 and
he preceded her in death August 21, 1995. She was formerly employed by
Parkway Manor Nursing Home, and later, at E.W. James and Sons in
Fulton, KY. She had lived most of her life in this area and was a member
at Riceville Baptist Church.

She was an avid yard seller, thrift store shopper, and reader and found joy
in helping others when she could. For years, she loved meeting up with
"the girls" and playing card games. She loved to travel, sing in the choir
at church, she absolutely adored her family, but above all else, she loved
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and accepted Him into her life at a younger

She is survived by two sons, Joey Fortner (Shellie) and Tim Fortner (June),
Granddaughters; Mallory Barnett (Brent Jr) and Lexi Fortner, Grandsons;
Chris Johnson, Kenny Johnson (Cathy) and Josh Johnson (Amber),
eight great-grandchildren, two brothers in-law; Charles McCoy and
Carl Fortner (Rita), and a host of nieces and nephews.

Aside from her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents William
Thomas and Julia Lena (French) Moore, brothers; Robert Moore, Lonzo
Moore, Russell "Pap" Moore, and Ardie B. Moore, sisters; Lula "Lou"
Lane and Virginia "Jinny" McCoy and a great grandson, Halston Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 2PM Tuesday in our funeral chapel with
Bro. Richard Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the Obion County Memorial
Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11AM Tuesday until
the hour of service.

Due to COVID-19, the family request mask to be worn by everyone in attendance.

Memorials may be made to Riceville Baptist Church, 300 Richard Street, Fulton,
KY 42041.

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