Sunday, August 19, 2018

Forget Me Not: Sarah Fortenberry Smith, 1943 MS

Sarah Fortenberry Smith
4 May 1892 – 6 Dec 1943

Daughter of: Jesse Crawford Fortenberry & Susan A. Ryals
Wife of: Marshall E. Smith
My 2ndcousin, 3x removed

Photograph from Find A Grave
Memorial #93459874

Mrs. Marshall E. Smith Dies. Deceased Was Sister of Mrs. Hobgood, Mrs. McDaniel, and Essley Fortenberry. Sympathy is being extended to Mrs. W. O. Hobgood and Mrs. Lewis O. McDanieland Essley Fortenberry of McComb in the loss of their sister, Mrs. Marshall E. Smith, 51 years of age, who passed away Monday at King’s Daughters’ Hospital at Brookhaven. 

Following services conducted by the Rev. James L. Sullivan, pastor of the First Baptist church of Brookhaven, at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday at the Smith home in Brookhaven the body was taken to Mrs. Smith’s home six miles southeast of Tylertown for internment in the Fortenberry family cemetery. She was the former Sarah Fortenberry.

For several years her husband served as a highway patrolman in this section and is now associated with he OPA as an investigator, working with Jackson and Brookhaven as headquarters. 

Surviving Mrs. Smith are her husband, Marshall E. Smith; a son, Billy Fortenberry Smith, serving overseas with Marine Corps.; three sisters, Mrs. W. O. [Dixie] Hobgood, Mrs. Lewis O. [Nell] McDaniel, McComb; Mrs. Warren E. [Ruby] Woods, Tylertown, and five brothers, John C. Fortenberry, Willis F. Fortenberry, George W. Fortenberry, and Easley Fortenberry, all of Tylertown and Essley Fortenberry, of  McComb. [1900 Census shows two sons named Easley.]

Source: Mrs. Marshall E. Smith Dies (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 9 Dec 1943) 1; digital image, accessed July 2018.

[Notes in green are mine.]

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