Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson Jr.

M, ID# 22701, b. 8 March 1929, d. 29 June 2015
  • Note*: He attended The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina; graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois; and received his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He was an ordained minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and served pastorates in Gadsden, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, Rock Hill, South Carolina, and St. Louis. Missouri.8

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his picture, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Mar 2021

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 482 (naming Samuel Donald Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 482 (naming Edith Kathryn Marks as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 482, 483 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., memorial no. 148774023, viewed on 31 Dec 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  5. [S1804] Obituary for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., online at Harwood Home for Funerals, Black Mountain, N.C., https://tinyurl.com/euz6nd34, viewed on 2 Mar 2021 (not giving the date or the place but giving his age as 86 when he died on 29 Jun 2015).
  6. [S1804] Obituary for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., memorial no. 148774023, viewed on 31 Dec 2020.
  8. [S1804] Obituary for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., online, above.

Dr. George Rufus Lacy Jr.

M, ID# 22703, b. 6 November 1920, d. 10 September 1987
  • Note*: He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. degree in 1942 and an M.D. degree in 1943. He served since 1952 as head pathologist at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.1

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his gravestones, is here.
  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2020

Family: Catherine Barksdale Fortson b. 9 Jun 1924, d. 4 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 483.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Dr. George Rufus Lacy, Jr., memorial no. 148390149, viewed on 31 Dec 2020.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 482-83 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Catherine Fortson Lacy, memorial no. 178372840, viewed on 31 Dec 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. George Rufus Lacy, Jr., memorial no. 148390149, viewed on 31 Dec 2020 (not giving the date or the place).

Lucille Pauline Lowry

F, ID# 22707, b. 18 November 1913, d. 26 December 1986

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her gravestones, is here.
  • Last Edited: 9 Jan 2021

Family: William Henry Walker b. 28 Sep 1909, d. 29 May 1989

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lucille Pauline Lowry Walker, memorial no. 138215156, viewed on 9 Jan 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William Henry 'Bill' Walker, memorial no. 138215146, viewed on 9 Jan 2021.

Flora Nell Loggins

F, ID# 22708, b. 22 May 1947, d. 8 January 2021

Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, from her online obituary.
  • Note*: She was a member of the Living Waters Holiness Church in Colbert, Georgia and pastor of True Pentecostal Church of Danielsville, Georgia.1

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her picture, is https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/220889844/flora-nell-fortsonhere.
  • Last Edited: 12 Jan 2021

Family: Charles David Fortson b. 26 Jul 1935, d. 11 Jan 2003

Citations

  1. [S1795] Obituary for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, online at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/y24pjp9g, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, memorial no. 220889844, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  4. [S1795] Obituary for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, memorial no. 220889844, viewed on 12 Jan 2021 (giving the cemetery but not the date).

Charles David Fortson

M, ID# 22709, b. 26 July 1935, d. 11 January 2003
  • Note*: He served in the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal Zone from 1958 to 1960 and was retired from BellSouth, with thirty-five years' service. Following retirement, he worked for Georgia Security and McLane Southeast. He was also retired pastor of Kingdom of Jesus Ministries.12

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jan 2021

Family: Flora Nell Loggins b. 22 May 1947, d. 8 Jan 2021

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Will David Fortson as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Will David Fortson as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Lucy Caudell as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Caudell Fortson, memorial no. 118872069, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Lucy Caudell as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  6. [S1796] Obituary for Charles David Fortson, online at Madison County, Georgia GenWeb, https://tinyurl.com/y4eqtns8, atributed to The Madison County Journal, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (not giving the date but stating that he was a native of Madison County, Ga.).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, memorial no. 220889844, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 12 Jan 2021 (giving the date and the place).
  9. [S1796] Obituary for Charles David Fortson, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 12 Jan 2021 (giving the place but not the date).
  11. [S1796] Obituary for Charles David Fortson, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  12. [S1796] Obituary for Charles David Fortson, online, above.

Jeffie Morford

F, ID# 22710, b. 27 May 1905, d. October 1984

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 13 Jan 2021

Family 1: R. G. Gorrell

Family 2: Walter Ward Clopton Jr. b. 7 Jul 1889, d. 6 Apr 1960

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Jeffie Morford Clopton, memorial no. 170773718, viewed on 13 Jan 2021.
  2. [S1757] Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Jeffie Morford and R. G. Gorrell, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (it being unclear whether the place of marriage was Jefferson County, Texas or the town of Jefferson, Texas, which is in Marion County).
  3. [S1548] Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for W. W. Clopton and Mrs. Jeffie Morford Gorrell, record no. 6606 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Walter Ward Clopton, memorial no. 170773736, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (not giving the date or the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Jeffie Morford Clopton, memorial no. 170773718, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (not giving the date or the place).

R. G. Gorrell

M, ID# 22711
  • Last Edited: 13 Jan 2021

Family: Jeffie Morford b. 27 May 1905, d. Oct 1984

Citations

  1. [S1757] Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Jeffie Morford and R. G. Gorrell, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (it being unclear whether the place of marriage was Jefferson County, Texas or the town of Jefferson, Texas, which is in Marion County).

Will David Fortson

M, ID# 22712, b. 1914, d. 1998

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jan 2021

Family: Lucy Caudell b. 6 Aug 1915, d. 30 Sep 1960

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Christopher Columbus Fortson as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Christopher Columbus Fortson, memorial no. 64392430, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Christopher Columbus Fortson as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Martha Naomi Chathem as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Naomi Chatham Fortson, memorial no. 45127103, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Martha Naomi Chatham as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Caudell Fortson, memorial no. 118872069, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Will David Fortson as his father).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Will David Fortson as his father).

Lucy Caudell

F, ID# 22713, b. 6 August 1915, d. 30 September 1960

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jan 2021

Family: Will David Fortson b. 1914, d. 1998

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lucy Caudell Fortson, memorial no. 118872069, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Lucy Caudell as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Caudell Fortson, memorial no. 118872069, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Lucy Caudell as his mother).

Blanche Fortson

F, ID# 22714, b. 3 December 1927, d. 13 April 2014

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2021

Family: Henry Elmo Carter b. 31 Jul 1924, d. 20 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online at Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/y3lt35ep, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Christopher Columbus Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Christopher Columbus Fortson as her father).
  3. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above (naming Naomi Chatham as her mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Naomi Chatham as her mother).
  5. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (giving the date and the place).
  7. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above (stating that they had been married sixty-seven years).
  8. [S1801] Obituary for Henry Elmo Carter, online at Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/yxo3zbyb, viewed on 17 Jan 2021.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Elmo Carter, memorial no. 89461728, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  11. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (giving the place but not the date).
  13. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above (giving the date and the place).

Henry Elmo Carter

M, ID# 22715, b. 31 July 1924, d. 20 February 2014
  • Note*: Henry lived in Madison County, Georgia all his life. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was employed by Chicopee Mills until retirement.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2021

Family: Blanche Fortson b. 3 Dec 1927, d. 13 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Henry Elmo Carter, memorial no. 89461728, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  2. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online at Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/y3lt35ep, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (stating that they had been married sixty-seven years).
  3. [S1801] Obituary for Henry Elmo Carter, online at Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/yxo3zbyb, viewed on 17 Jan 2021.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  5. [S1801] Obituary for Henry Elmo Carter, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Elmo Carter, memorial no. 89461728, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (giving the date and the place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Elmo Carter, memorial no. 89461728, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming the cemetery but not giving the date).
  8. [S1801] Obituary for Henry Elmo Carter, online, above (giving the date and the place).

Luetta ('Lou') DeLashmutt

F, ID# 22716, b. 9 May 1925, d. 16 November 2020
  • Note*: She attended the DeLashmutt Country School and the Onawa (Iowa) High School. She was an inspector for the Army Signal Corps in Des Moines, Iowa, St. Louis, Missouri, Omaha, Nebraska, and Sioux City, Iowa. In Sioux City, she met and married Samuel Bottaro, who was stationed at the Sioux City air base. They moved to Salix, Iowa in the late 1960s. In the 1970s, she was the first person hired at the Iowa Welcome Center at the Sergeant Bluff rest area, and she continued to serve travelers there for more than thirty years. She retired in 2005, after which she moved to Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.3
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2021

Family: Samuel Bottaro b. 22 Jun 1920, d. 22 Apr 1995

Citations

  1. [S1802] Obituary for Luetta Bottaro, online at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City, Iowa, https://tinyurl.com/1uyzyu7s, viewed on 11 Feb 2021 (naming Dudley DeLashmutt as her father).
  2. [S1802] Obituary for Luetta Bottaro, online, above (naming Edith Olson as her mother).
  3. [S1802] Obituary for Luetta Bottaro, online, above.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Samuel D. Bottaro, memorial no. 60296489, viewed on 11 Feb 2021.

Samuel Bottaro

M, ID# 22717, b. 22 June 1920, d. 22 April 1995

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2021

Family: Luetta ('Lou') DeLashmutt b. 9 May 1925, d. 16 Nov 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Samuel D. Bottaro, memorial no. 60296489, viewed on 11 Feb 2021.
  2. [S1802] Obituary for Luetta Bottaro, online at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City, Iowa, https://tinyurl.com/1uyzyu7s, viewed on 11 Feb 2021.