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 Milton Sidney Fortson Jr.

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Milton Sidney Fortson Jr.

Birth
Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, USA
Death
16 Oct 2015 (aged 75)
Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID
153878591 View Source

Mr. Milton Sidney Fortson Jr., 75, of Marietta, a native of Elberton and formerly of Sandy Springs, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Fortson was born in Elberton on Oct. 7, 1940 to the late Milton S. Fortson, Sr. and Elizabeth Jane Mattox Fortson. He graduated as a senior class speaker from Elbert County High School in 1959, completed Emory-at-Oxford College in 1961 and graduated from Emory University with a degree in Business Administration in 1963. He was a member of The Kappa Alpha Order at Emory. He spent his entire career working as an accountant for The Coca- Cola Company in Atlanta. He also served his country as a member of the Georgia National Guard.

Mr. Fortson was active in sports all of his life, as a participant, coach and spectator. In high school, he was a member of state championship teams in both basketball and tennis. He was elected Most Outstanding Athlete in his class at Emory-at-Oxford. One of his favorite trips for many years was with a group of volunteer athletes to compete against inmates at the Atlanta Penitentiary. After his competitive playing years were over, Mr. Fortson coached youth teams in various sports, including baseball and basketball. He also served as an administrator of Little League Baseball.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Tricia Reily of New Orleans, Louisiana; Gregory Fortson of Marietta; and Andrew Fortson of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his beloved grandsons, Braden Fortson of Marietta, and Daniel Fonseca of New Orleans. Mr. Fortson is also survived by his sister, Mary Lovelace Fortson Johnson (Herman) of Chamblee and his nephew Gary
Johnson (Melissa) and their son Taylor.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Milton Sidney Fortson, Jr. will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at the graveside at Doves Creek Baptist Church in Elberton, where many generations of Mr. Fortson’s ancestors are laid to rest. Anyone wanting to reminisce about Sid’s life will be welcome to do so at that time.

Memorials in honor of Mr. Fortson may be made to the Doves Creek Baptist Cemetery Fund, 1971 Athens Highway, Elberton, GA 30635.

Mr. Milton Sidney Fortson Jr., 75, of Marietta, a native of Elberton and formerly of Sandy Springs, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Fortson was born in Elberton on Oct. 7, 1940 to the late Milton S. Fortson, Sr. and Elizabeth Jane Mattox Fortson. He graduated as a senior class speaker from Elbert County High School in 1959, completed Emory-at-Oxford College in 1961 and graduated from Emory University with a degree in Business Administration in 1963. He was a member of The Kappa Alpha Order at Emory. He spent his entire career working as an accountant for The Coca- Cola Company in Atlanta. He also served his country as a member of the Georgia National Guard.

Mr. Fortson was active in sports all of his life, as a participant, coach and spectator. In high school, he was a member of state championship teams in both basketball and tennis. He was elected Most Outstanding Athlete in his class at Emory-at-Oxford. One of his favorite trips for many years was with a group of volunteer athletes to compete against inmates at the Atlanta Penitentiary. After his competitive playing years were over, Mr. Fortson coached youth teams in various sports, including baseball and basketball. He also served as an administrator of Little League Baseball.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Tricia Reily of New Orleans, Louisiana; Gregory Fortson of Marietta; and Andrew Fortson of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his beloved grandsons, Braden Fortson of Marietta, and Daniel Fonseca of New Orleans. Mr. Fortson is also survived by his sister, Mary Lovelace Fortson Johnson (Herman) of Chamblee and his nephew Gary
Johnson (Melissa) and their son Taylor.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Milton Sidney Fortson, Jr. will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at the graveside at Doves Creek Baptist Church in Elberton, where many generations of Mr. Fortson’s ancestors are laid to rest. Anyone wanting to reminisce about Sid’s life will be welcome to do so at that time.

Memorials in honor of Mr. Fortson may be made to the Doves Creek Baptist Cemetery Fund, 1971 Athens Highway, Elberton, GA 30635.


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  • Created by: NAH
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 153878591
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/153878591/milton-sidney-fortson: accessed ), memorial page for Milton Sidney Fortson Jr. (7 Oct 1940–16 Oct 2015), Find a Grave Memorial ID 153878591, citing Doves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, USA; Maintained by NAH (contributor 47085489).