Obituary of Josephine Estell Fortune ~ 2009
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Josephine Estell Fortune of Marion, 91, passed away at Willow Ridge Nursing Home on March 8, 2009. Mrs. Fortune was born in McDowell County, NC to the late Spurgeon William Mason and Rena Cuthberson Mason. Mrs. Fortune was a member of the West Marion Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Clifton Wendell Fortune and a sister Ruth Labuz.
Mrs. Fortune is survived by a daughter Barbara Newton of Marion, two grandchildren Bradley Newton of Marion, David Newton, wife Nancy of Georgia, and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on one hour prior to the service from 1-2PM and the service at 2 PM on Wednesday March 11, 2009 in the McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home Marion, burial will follow at McDowell Memorial Park. Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the Fortune family.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 11, 2008 Volume 15 # 10