James Gary Fortenberry

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 (James) of Centre, AL; sister Dena Bowden of Birmingham; four grandchildren Kaila, Logan, Carmen, and Slade.

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

In lieu of flowers memorials to be made to the Shorts Cemetery Fund, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Alabama Treasure Forest Association, or the Alabama Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Summerdale, AL.

Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family.

Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler in charge of arrangements.

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