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Helen Fortuna

d. November 6, 2010

Helen Gollihue Fortuna 80 of Henlawson went home to be with the Lord Saturday November 6, 2010 at Logan Regional Medical Center.She was born October 15, 1930 in Carter County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late William Ellis and Minnie Mae Green Gollihue formerly of Rossmore, WV. Also preceding her in death was her brother William Ellis Gollihue Jr. and her brother-in-law Vern Dingess. She was the loving wife of Mello Fortuna for 63 years. She and Mello were the proprietors of Mel's Market at Henlawson for 35 years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Henlawson. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Mello, two daughters Josephine (Rodney) Reed of Columbus, Ohio, Janet (Clifford) Spurlock of Henlawson, WV, one son Tony (Trina) Fortuna of Boone County, WV, six grandchildren Jennifer (Mike) Ganoe of Syracuse, New York, Daniel (Leigh Ana) Reed of Columbus, Ohio, Stephanie Fortuna of Hickory, North Carolina, Krista Fortuna of Big Creek, WV, Brandi Hobbs of Switzer, WV, Stella Faye (James) Adkins of Henlawson, Clifford Lee Spurlock of Henlawson, WV, two sisters Lucille Dingess of Willow Wood, Ohio and Phyllis (RV) Whitt of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, thirteen great grandchildren Ian Reed, Chase Crabtree, Sophia Jo Reed, Conner Smith, Kaitlyn Reed, Ethan Reed, Shayla Fortuna, Jacie Fortuna, Robert Lacy Spears, Hayden McKenzie Hobbs, James Adkins, Morgan Spurlock and Paige Dowden. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday November 10, 2010 at James Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The body will be cremated. Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Tuesday November 9, 2010 at James Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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