Sarah Ann Fortner Mathis of Huntington
Sarah Ann Fortner Mathis, 91, of Huntington, WV, passed away, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her son’s residence in Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted at Noon Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Elder Charles O. Adkins. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, WV. She was born July 29, 1920 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Jink and Flaura Watts Fortner. Sarah was a homemaker and a member at Brush Creek Church. Her husband, Shelby Mathis also preceded her in death, along with two daughters, Vonnie Sue Turvey and Judy Carroll Jarman; a sister, Ruby Donahoe; and three brothers, Virgil, Ervin and Leslie Fortner. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Jean Dodd and husband, Melvin of Maryland, Diana Kay Crabtree and husband, Michael of Michigan; three sons, Lonnie Mathis and wife, Bonnie, Shelby Mathis, Jr. and wife, Janine, James Larry Mathis and wife, Janice all of Michigan; two sisters, Mary Ellen Baxter of Georgia, Opal Jarvis of Ohio; one brother, Ernest Fortner and wife, June of Ohio; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Friends may call one hour prior to services at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV.