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Virgie Mae Fortson

August 3, 1911 December 31, 2009
Virgie Mae Fortson
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Peoria- Virgie Mae Bradford Fortson, 98, of Peoria, died on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 3:10 a.m. at Apostolic Christian Skylines Home. Born August 3, 1911 in McCracken County, Kentucky to Atlas R. and Ida Newman Bradford, she married Shandy Fortson on March 3, 1935 in Metropolis, Ill, he died March 25, 1982 in Peoria. Virgie was also preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Baior who died April 10, 1996. She is survived by her son, Richard (Anna) Fortson of Peoria, three grandchildren, Ross E. Fortson, Amanda Donald and Michelle Baior. Three great grandchildren, Emery, Cameron and Adriene Donald. One sister, Bertie Tilford of McCracken County also survives. Graveside services will be Monday, 12:15 p.m. at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, with Rev. Forrest Krummel, jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Wright & Salmon Mortuary on Monday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Federated Church in Peoria. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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