Dateline – Laurens, SC Jessie Combs Fortney, age 95, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Martha Franks Retirement Center. She was born in Hazard, KY and was a daughter of the late Joshua and Lula May Combs. Mrs. Combs was a homemaker and was a member of the Elm City United Methodist Church of NC. She is survived by her children. Wilgus H. Fortney (Sharon) of Laurens, Danny Fortney (Cynthia) of Clinton and Joe Dean Fortney (Lue) of Wilson, NC; her sister, Marjorie Logan (Glenn) of Clearmont, FL; eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 2 PM at Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, KY. She was predeceased by five brothers and one sister. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Redemption Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O Ralph Byars, 332 Sara Ann Lane, Roebuck, SC 29376. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com Services by Gray Funeral Home of Clinton.
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