Barbara Fortner


RINGGOLD Barbara Ann Fortner, 75, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 in a local hospital.She was born Nov. 18, 1937 in Miami, Fla., to the late Narvis and Mary Broadway.Mrs. Fortner was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the Ambassador Sunday School Class and enjoyed participating in the Ladies Bible Study. She was a great support to her husband who is the director of Frontline Fellowship Missions which serves in Romania. She was a constant in ministering to the women of Romania and the wives of the graduates of Timisoara Baptist Institute. She had formerly served as church secretary for First Baptist Church in Kirkland, Wash.Her sisters, Betty, Joyce and June preceded her in death.Survivors include her husband of 59 years, William "Bill" Fortner Jr.; daughter, Karen Smith and her husband, David, of Ringgold; son, Mike Fortner, of Atlanta; grandchildren, Nicole, Courtney, Landry, and Taylor Smith, all of Ringgold; and nephew, Ron York of Nashville.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Euler and Rev. Fred Bennett officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Melwood Cemetery in Decatur, Ga. The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. today at the East Brainerd Chapel and Monday from 9-10 a.m. at the Grace Baptist Church.Memorial contributions may be made to Frontline Fellowship, P.O. Box 21727, Chattanooga, TN 37424.Please share your thoughts and memories at are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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