Sunday, September 16, 2018

Forget Me Not: John K. Fortenberry, 1939 MS

John K. Fortenberry
1857 – 1939 MS
Son of: Willis James Fortenberry

Fortenberry Dies at Tylertown

Tylertown, Miss. – John K. Fortenberry, 80 years old, died suddenly while visiting in the home of his nephew. Mr. Fortenberry was a son of the late Rev. Willis Fortenberry, pioneer Baptist minister of this section. He leaves two sons, E. H. Fortenberry of this place and Hayden Fortenberry of Franklinton, La,; three daughters, Mrs. Mack Fortenberry and Mrs. Easley Fortenberry of this place and Mrs. Henry Tolar of Clinton. Funeral services were conducted from the New Zion Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. J. L. McKay, assisted by Rev. W. R. Cooper, Rev. Mr. Waldrop and Rev. W. M. Bowman. Internment was in the family cemetery.

Source: Fortenberry Dies at Tylertown (McComb, MS: McComb Daily Journal, 10 Jan 1939) 1; digital image, accessed July 2018.

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