Fortune, Archibald Robertson II

Friday, December 15, 2017
Archibald Fortune
Archibald Fortune

Archibald Robertson Fortune II (P.D.), 78, passed away peacefully at his home in LaFayette on Monday, October 23, 2017, after fighting Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

Archie was born in Chattanooga, on June 20, 1939, to Archibald Steele Fortune and Sarah Enloe Fortune. He graduated from the Baylor School in Chattanooga and attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

He was a fifth generation hosiery manufacturer, working first with his father at the LaFayette Hosiery Mill and then as president and CEO of Fortune Mills.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ellen Fortune Cenzalli.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice Haley Fortune; daughter, Corinne Elizabeth Fortune of Hanover, N.H.; son, Archibald Steele Fortune II (Jennifer) of Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Spencer Barnes Bernard and Henry Fortune Bernard of Hanover, N.H., and Nancy Marie Fortune of Marietta, Ga.; sisters, Eddie (Alex) Lowe of Roswell, Ga., and Sally (Arthur) Berry of Sandy Springs, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick Cenzalli of Anderson, S.C., Joan and Dan Frierson of Lookout Mountain, Judy and Jerry Parichy of Beaufort, S.C., and Jim and Margaret Anne Haley of Lookout Mountain; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the LaFayette Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ken Waddell officiating.

A reception celebrating his life will be held at the LaFayette Golf Club from 1-3 p.m. following the service.

Interment will be in the LaFayette City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 15, from 5–7 p.m.

A heartfelt and special thanks goes to his devoted caregiver, Jean Jones, and much gratitude for the love and support of Jean, as well as that of Susie Marsh, Jay Jay Adams, and Tanya West and the wonderful and caring staff of Hearth Hospice of Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.



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