Sunday, October 21, 2018

Obituary: Lillian Ellzey Fortenberry, 1950 MS

Lillian Ellzey Fortenberry
31 May 1883 – 20 June 1950 MS

Daughter of Oscar J L Ellzey & Elizabeth Fortenberry
Wife of Lemuel Q. Fortenberry

Progress News
The death of Mrs. Lillian Ellzey Fortenberry, last Tuesday night, came as a shock to her many friends in the county. She was one of the beloved members of the Silver Springs church and was well known throughout county as one of its most devout Christians. She was the wife of Mr. L. Q. Fortenberry and was the mother of six children: E. J. of Colorado; Devoix, New Orleans; Hendrix, U. S. Navy; Mrs. Charles Ott, Mt. Herman, La.; Mrs. Ralph Simmons of Baton Rouge, La. Ten grandchildren also survive. Internment was in the Silver Springs Cemetery Thursday fternoon, with the Rev. Clyde Jones, F. W. Gunn, Kelly Fortenberry, McGehee and J. C. Pinson fficiating.  


Photograph from Find A Grave
Memorial #22274537


Source: Progress News (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 29 June 1950) 2; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed July 2018.

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