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Haisten Funerals & Cremations

1745 Zack Hinton Parkway, McDonough, GA

OBITUARY

Betty Jo Fort

July 17, 1933June 28, 2019

Mrs. Betty Jo Fort, 85 of McDonough passed away June 28, 2019. She was born in McDonough to the late Lawson Goddard and Annie Kate Turner Brannan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Malvin Fort, sister Annie Laurie Brannan Floyd, brothers, T. William Brannan, Wyman E. Brannan and Calvin L. Brannan. She is survived by children, Jeffrey Malvin (Becky) Fort of McDonough, Kevin Scott (Angela) Fort of McDonough and Laurie Allyson (Joe) Kelly of Mt. Juliet, TN. Grandchildren, Lori Fort Steel, Courtney Fort Hurst, Bailey Sickeler Dozier, Hayley Fort Roberts, Ansley Sickeler, Brantley Sickeler and Erin Kelly, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held Monday, July 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Haisten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Statham officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm prior to the service. In lieu of flowers those desiring may send contributions to Salem Baptist Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Betty is survived by children, Jeffrey Malvin (Becky) Fort of McDonough, Kevin Scott (Angela) Fort of McDonough and Laurie Allyson (Joe) Kelly of Mt. Juliet, TN. Grandchildren, Lori Fort Steel, Courtney Fort Hurst, Bailey Sickeler Dozier, Hayley Fort Roberts, Ansley Sickeler, Brantley Sickeler and Erin Kelly, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation - Haisten Funeral Home Monday, July 1, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life - Haisten Funeral Home Chapel Monday, July 1, 2019

Memories

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Karen Cook

June 30, 2019

Jimmy and I send our condolences during this difficult time. We have sweet memories of both Betty Jo and Bill. Lori, I still remember you as that sweet little first grader in my class and how proud your grandparents were of you. All our prayers to your family. Love, Karen and Jimmy Cook

Elizabeth Camp

June 30, 2019

The fort Family,I am sorry to her that your Mom has passed away.She was a beautiful lady to me.I will her dearly.My prayers and thoughts are with you.Elizabeth Camp

Lottie Ford

June 30, 2019

My deepest sympathy to all of Betty Jo’s family. I know how much she will be missed. Betty Jo and I were two of the Flippen families that grew up together. We became friends at an early age and had so much fun together. I would spend the night with Betty Jo and I remember we would go to the spring behind the house where the milk was kept cool. There was not too many refrigerators back then and not a lot of electricity but every family made do with what they had. It was hard, but those were the good old days for me. Keep all your memories close. Rest In Peace, Betty Jo.

Mary Moss Davis

June 30, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to you all! I have fond memories of your mother from our Salem Baptist Church days. My parents thought the world of both she and your Dad. Mama is now in Valdosta to be closer to me but sends her love. Continued prayers !

Chuck Kimbell

June 30, 2019

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She and your Dad were fine pillars of the Henry County and McDonough community and will always be remembered as such. They were FINE people!! Our deepest condolences go out to Mal and the family !!

Mike Moon

June 30, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Fort. I remember her and her husband Mr. Bill Fort. They were some of the pillars of the community. May the Lord be with their children and grandchildren at this time.

Kelley Brisendine-Cook

June 29, 2019

I have so many memories of Betty Jo from when I was young. She and Bill never failed to step up and take care of me when my Dad was in the hospital for long periods. They always treated me like one of their own . I know it was a big relief for my mom not to have to worry about me when I was with them . But my best memories came from the times our parents got together for coffee while we played. That’s what I thought about when I heard she had passed. That now maybe they can all meet for coffee again . Mal, Kevin, and Ally my heart goes out to y’all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Barry Steele

June 29, 2019

Such pleasant memories of Betty Jo. I grew up just up the road and spent many hours at the table and running the woods near her home (at the time). Across East Lake Road from my grandparents- Cecil Steele home.

My condolences on the loss of your mother.

Barry Steele
Ashland, MS

Kay Upton

June 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Mrs.Betty was a sweet lady that helped me get my first job back in 1980 at Henry General Hospital when I was 16. I went on to work there the next 23 years. She was the best Human Resource director we ever had. Prayers for your family.
Kay Andrews Upton

Hampie Barronton

June 29, 2019


I am so sorry for your loss. Betty Jo was a sweet lady, and she will be missed.
My Thoughts, Love and Prayers are there for the family.

Love and Prayers,

Hampie

FROM THE FAMILY