Wednesday, July 11, 2018

51st Birthday Celebration, 1946 MS

Ivy May Smith Fortenberry

23 May 1895 MS – Aug 1978 LA
Wife of Willis Franklin Fortenberry 




Mrs. W. F. Fortenberry Of Progress Enjoys Birthday Celebration at Home Sunday

Progress – A large number of friends and relatives gathered Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Fortenberry [Willis F. Fortenberry & Ivy Smith Fortenberry] of Progress to honor Mrs. Fortenberry on her 51stbirthday. Everyone enjoyed the “get together” to the upmost.

At noon a picnic dinner was spread on the lawn in the cool shade of the trees, and a most enjoyable time was had by all. During the day the Fortenberry sisters, Pansy, Arlea, Bonnie Bea, and Lockie Mae, entertained the group with piano numbers and singing. A nice number of gifts were received by Mrs. Fortenberry. 

Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Fortenberry and two children;
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Fortenberry,       [Willis F. Fortenberry & Ivy Smith Fortenberry]
Bonnie Bea,                                        [daughter of Willis & Ivy]
Lockie Mae,                                        [daughter of Willis & Ivy]
Karl and Gilbert Fortenberry,          [sons of Willis & Ivy]
Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon McGehee and two children;
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Smith and four children;
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bond and three children;
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. McGehee and two children, all of Progress; [daughter, Edith]
Mrs. Mallie Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Tate,
Mrs. Janie Burch,
And Miss Glendora Schilling, all of Mt. Herman, La.;
Cecil Fortenberry and Joe Case of Louiseville, Ky.;
Mrs. S. S. Dixon of Denham Springs, La.,
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Bond and six children.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Smith and two children of Franklinton, La.;
Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Fortenberry and three children of New Orleans, La.; 
[Shirley R. & Thelma  Ginn Fortenberry with Charles, Dorothy & Shirlene]
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Fortenberry and son;
W. C. Blades,
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Blades and twin sons of Baton Rouge,
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Sims of Tylertown,
Mrs. I. U. Ball and granddaughter, Shirley Ann Ball, of Magnolia.

The Rev. Clyde Jones, pastor of Silver Springs church, read two passages of scripture, made a short talk and had prayer in the afternoon.

[Notes in green are mine.]


Source: Mrs. W. F. Fortenberry Of Progress Enjoys Birthday Celebration at Home Sunday (McComb, MS: Enterprise - Journal, 28 May 1946) 3; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed July 2018.

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