Charles Ellison Fort of Marianna passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his residence. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He was born August 15, 1922 to the late Charles Harrison Fort and Ozie Pearl Seggers Fort.
Mr. Fort is predeceased by infant son Charles E. Fort, Jr. and spouse Mary Mageline Traylor Fort, brother Harold Fort and sisters Annie Belle McNeill, Johnnie Maple Wadsworth, Mary Lee Madden, Dorothy Johnson, Audrey Cook and Ruby Pearl Fort.
Survivors include: sisters, Ellie B. Green, Lona Pearl Baxley; daughters, Martha Espinoza (Reberto), Sybil Niemetz, Robin Hammermueller (Kurt); grandchildren, Melanie Maxham (Robert), Anthony Niemetz (Lynn), Tanya Niemetz-Lein (Toray), Jordan Hammermueller, Hunter Hammermueller; and great grandchildren Taylor Niemetz, Cameryn Lein and William Maxham.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor John Rolyson and Bill Mayo officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.