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Doris Fortner James

June 22, 1930 — July 5, 2022

Doris Fortner James, age 92, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at her home in Alexander County. She was born to the late Howard B. Fortner and Lorna Kerley Fortner in Alexander County on July 22, 1930. Mrs. Fortner was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church. Mrs. James worked at Schneider Mills for 35 years and after retiring there she helped her husband Joe auctioneer. She was a homemaker and loved keeping her grandkids and enjoyed crocheting and gardening.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Joe James, daughter, Sandra Lee James Albert, brothers, Harold Fortner, Lynn Fortner, and Bob Fortner, and sister, Marie Watson.

Those left to cherish the memories of Doris include her son, Randy James (Kathy), grandchildren, Jonathan James (Brittany Setzer), Nathan James, Chris Albert, great-grandchildren, Makayla James, Jordan James, Addee James, Jase James, Jake James, June James, Ava Albert, Hendrix Albert, Logan Dyson, Dawson Dyson, beloved son-in-law, Duane Albert, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. A special thank you to caregivers Crystal Dyson and Tracey Dyson.

Visitation for Mrs. James will be Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Little River Baptist Church from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The funeral service will be at Little River Baptist Church, Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Childers, Rev. Tony Wilson, and Rev. Zach Deal will officiate.

Nathan James, Jonathan James, Jordan James, Tracey Dyson, Chris Albert, Duane Albert will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Dyson, Chris Dyson, and Reggie Dyson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alexander Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681, Lebanon Baptist Church, 167 Lebanon Church Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681, and Little River Baptist Church, 2070 Little River Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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