Originally created 07/11/98

Mr. Benjamin Fortner Sr.



Mr. Benjamin L. Fortner Sr., 77, of 1101 15th St., died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road, with the Rev. Michael Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Fortner, a native of Swainsboro, Ga., was a painter. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Benjamin Fortner Jr., Charleston, S.C., Mark Fortner, Augusta, and Russell Fortner, Martinez; three daughters, Evelyn Snellings and Robin Kotas, both of Hephzibah, and Wanda Holley, Martinez; and 20 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.