Gloria “Tootsie” Fortenberry

Published 2:48 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Gloria “Tootsie” Fortenberry passed away on Feb. 3, 2021, at the age of 91. She was born in Bogalusa on Nov. 19, 1929.

She is survived by her children, Doug Fortenberry of Franklinton, and Darlene (Dewitt) Williams of Bogalusa; her granddaughters, Wittney (Lane) Allen of Schertz, Texas, and Chelle (Trey) Smith of Mobile, Ala.; her three great-granddaughters; and her brothers, Armand Delano Graves of Dallas, Texas, and Stanley Craig (Karen) Graves of Sumter, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Arminda Graves.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and Crematory in Bogalusa. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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