Dewey James Fortescue Sr.

Born: Sun., Mar. 4, 1945
Died: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: Oak Park City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Dewey James Fortescue Sr., age 72, of Twin City, GA, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, who passed away at home surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Michael Plowman officiating.

Interment will follow in the New Hope Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service

Pallbearers are  Dustin Fortescue, Tyrone Fortescue, Cody Fortescue, Daniel Rogers, Bubba Kirby and Shawn Wiseman.

Mr. Fortescue was born March 4, 1945, in Charlotte, NC, to the late Dewey Martin and Pearline Wallace Fortescue and lived most of his life in Twin City, GA.  He was a carpenter and mechanic by trade and enjoyed hunting, fishing and racing as his favorite pastimes. Mr. Fortescue was of the Baptist faith and in addition to his parents was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ida Fortescue; son, Frankie Allen Fortescue; grandson, Robert Wayne Oglesby and great-grandson Kaiden Bryce Wainwright.

Survivors include:

Three Daughters: Teresa Spangler (Richard) of Rentz, GA Pearline "Missy" Jarrel (Ricky) of Odum, GA and Tina Oglesby (Robert) of Portal, GA

Three Sons: Dewey James Fortescue Jr. (Christina) of Waverly, GA, Dean Fortescue (Cindy) and Larry Fortescue (Judy) all of Twin City, GA

Two Sisters: Dorothy J. Miles on Yulee, FL and Peggy Brown of Twin City, GA

One Brother: Charles Larry Fortescue of Twin City, GA

15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 6 Step-great-grandchildren,

Caregiver: Jerry Lawson,  nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Condolences may be submitted online at

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mr. Dewey J. Fortescue Sr. of Twin City, GA


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Jeanie Hooks
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Dewey. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending love and heartfelt thoughts to you and knowing that God will give you comfort and strength in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. He is at home now with his bride, I am sure he has missed Mrs. Ida a lot of days. Love to you all, Jeanie