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Jerry Thomas Fortenberry

October 4, 2022



Mr. Jerry Thomas Fortenberry, age 90 of Trion, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 04, 2022 at the Pruitt Health of Rome, Ga.

Mr. Fortenberry was born in Centre, AL on June 4, 1932, son of the late Elijah C. Fortenberry and Nora A. Whitten Fortenberry. Mr. Fortenberry served his country proudly from August 1953 until June 1955 in the U.S. Army,  was retired from Mount Vernon/Riegel and  a member of the Chattooga-Walker Amateur Radio Club. In addition to his parents, Mr. Fortenberry was preceded in death by three grandchildren.

Mr. Fortenberry is survived by his wife, Charlotte Fortenbery; sons Michael Carey Fortenberry, Thomas Barry Fortenberry, Sanford Eugene Stephens, Jr., Rodney Martin Stephens, daughters, Jerrie Ann Fortenberry Legare, Susan Lejean Fortenberry Allred and Tammy Renae McDonald; sister, Joyce Levitt, 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. Fortenberry will be held Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph McWhorter and Hank Crow officiating.  Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Benjamin McDonald, Ryan McDonald, Colton Stephens, Eli Dickens, Steve Rosser and Barry England. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Mount Vernon Instrument Shop Employees.

Mr. Fortenberry will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 12:00 Noon until the funeral hour.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Jerry Thomas Fortenberry.  Please visit to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.

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October 7, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Petitt Chapel

Funeral Service
October 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Petitt Chapel

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