Octavia "Marie" Fortner, 76, of Burdette, died on March 12, 2011, at Great River Medical Center. Ms. Fortner was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Hot Springs. She was a long time resident of Burdette and was retired from the Mississippi County Tax Assessors office.
Survivors include a son Dale Fortner and wife Traci of Manila; five grandchildren, Jade Lafferty of Fletcher, Okla., April Pay of Blytheville, David Owens, Christopher Owens and Laci Owens, all of Jonesboro; seven great- grandchildren and a host of other family and many wonderful friends.
Family request private services and disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service, Manila.