WASHINGTON, Ga.- Mr. Willie Grady Fortson, 72, died Thursday at his home. Mr. Fortson was a native of Wilkes County, and was a son of the late Boyce H. Fortson and Willie B. House Fortson.
He worked for the Pet Milk Co. for 43 years, was a member of the V.F.W. Post 5899, was a member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge # 23, and was a member of the American Legion, Lincolnton. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Washington First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Neville Fortson, of the home; one daughter, Patsy F. Mason, and husband Roy, of Rayle; one son, John Michael Fortson, and wife Fran, of Washington; one brother, Boyce Fortson, Jr., and wife Inez, of Danburg; two granddaughters, Jaclyn and Libby Fortson; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the Pierce Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roy Cates officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the V.F.W. Post #5899. Memorials may be made to V.F.W. Post # 5899, Washington, GA, 30673.