|Birth: ||May 5, 1915|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 2001|
Parents, William and Fannie Thommas
Spouse: John W. Fortner
Ruby Evelyn Fortner, 86, Keokee, Va.
05 May 1915 28 Oct 2001
KEOKEE, Va. - Ruby Evelyn Fortner, 86, of the Robbins Chapel community, went peacefully to be with the Lord and her husband John W. Fortner on Sunday (Oct. 28, 2001).
Ruby was born in Robbins Chapel and had been a resident of Lee County her entire life. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all who knew her.
She was a member of the Robbins Chapel United Methodist Church in Keokee, Va., all her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Fortner; parents, William and Fannie Thommas; and two brothers, Hubert and Ralph Thomas.
Survivors include three sons, Lonnie Fortner and wife Terri of Mount Carmel, Ronnie Fortner and wife Nyoka of Dandridge, Tenn., and Johnny M. Fortner and wife Alice of Robbins Chapel; one daughter, Vicki Fortner of Pennington Gap, Va.; special friend, Mary Lewis of Pennington Gap, Va.; seven grandchildren, Lisa and Jesse Fortner, Dreama and Dylan Fortner, Michele Davis and husband Steve, Valerie Ewing and husband Barry, and Johnny Darrel Fortner; five great-grandchildren, Steven and Derek Wesley Davis, Ashley, Skyler and Dalton Ewing; brothers, Bill Thomas of Dayton, Ohio, and Jack Thomas of Robbins Chapel; sisters, Virginia Robbins of Jonesville, Va., Bess Reynolds of Indianapolis, Ind., and Dorthy Byington of Tazewell, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Robbins Chapel United Methodist Church in Keokee.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Roy Corbin officiating.
Ruby will be taken to the church at 4 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday at the Robbins Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve Davis, Barry Ewing, Johnny Fortner, Jessey Fortner, James Worley and Tim Thomas, all members of the family.
Province Funeral Home of Pennington Gap, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.
John Wesley Fortner (1923 - 2001)*
Lonnie Dale Fortner (1944 - 2011)*
Robbins Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Wamplerg
Record added: May 13, 2011
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