She was born March 8, 1947 in Saffell to Alonzo Columbus and Rosie Lea Handley Huskey. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Jimmy Claude Fortenberry; brothers, Donnie Huskey and Bill Huskey; sisters, Virgie Sullivan and Eveline Huskey-Miller.
Survivors include her son, Shawn McAllister of Leavenworth, KS; stepdaughter, Kim; brothers, Phillip Huskey of Tuckerman and Johnny Huskey of Ravenden Springs; sisters, Madaline McIntosh of Newport, Earline Eickhorst of Hermitage, MO, and Sharon Sales of Swifton. Visitation was held Wednesday, January 2, 1:00 to 2:00pm at Faith Assembly Church in Tuckerman. Funeral services immediately followed visitation with Rev. Brandon Gates officiating, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. Burial was in Dowell’s Cemetery in Tuckerman.
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