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Margaret Ann Fort

Margaret Ann Fort, 91, of Ocala, Florida passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 20, 2020. She was born in Ocala on January 26, 1929, the daughter of the late Elmer Louis and Leila Mae Tubbs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years James R. (Buddy) Fort Jr.

No services will be held at this time. Donations and expressions of sympathy can be made at the First United Methodist Church, Ocala, Florida.

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Government

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Headlines

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Business

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Health

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