Sunday, October 7, 2018

Obituary: Ella Blackwell Fortenberry, 1935 MS

Ella Blackwell Fortenberry
Wife of James Calvin Fortenberry

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Fortenberry Held at Magnolia

Final Tribute is Paid to Prominent Resident of County.  A large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives attended the funeral of Mrs. Ella Blackwell Fortenberry in Magnolia Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services were held at the Magnolia Baptist church and internment followed in the Magnolia cemetery with the Rev. H. K. Horton, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. Flowers of the Presbyterian church and Rev. Carter of Fernwood, officiating.

Mrs. Fortenberry has been a resident of Pike County for a number of years and her passing was the source of much regret among her large circle of friends who admired and respected her. The beautiful floral offerings which were in evidence at the funeral, bespoke the high esteem in which he deceased was held.

She was born March 16, 1883 and was married in 1903. 

Mrs. Fortenberry died at her residence in Magnolia Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock following an illness of several months. 

Source: Funeral Rites for Mrs. Fortenberry Held at Magnolia (McComb, MS: Semi-Weekly Journal, 17 October 1935) 3; digital image, accessed July 2018.

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