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Iris Cox Fortner

May 22, 1940 — June 16, 2020

Iris Lee Cox Fortner , 80, of Hilltop, WV died on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Hilltop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hilltop, WV.

Born May 22, 1940, at Sewell, WV she was the daughter of the late Alfred Shirley and Mildred Marie Cox Walker.

She was a former cook for St. Andrew's Day Care Center and was a member of the First Assembly of God, Mount Hope.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Ray Poole; second husband, Charles Herbert Fortner; grandson, Brian Michael Poole; great granddaughter, Amber Dellinger; sister, Helen Parker; and brother, George Cox.

Survivors include her husband in the Lord Ronald England; children, Loren B. Cox and wife, Anita, Michael R. Poole and wife, Kiersta , Cheryl A. Pittman and companion, Michael Moss, Dori L. Poole , Charles J. Poole and Vickie L. Cousens; sisters, Eunice Carol Totten and Diana Sue Walker; brother, Alfred "Pete" Cox; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the First Assembly of God in Mount Hope with Pastor Jessie Parker and Pastor Dan Garber officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Those planning to attend should use proper COVID 19 precautions by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

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