Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Forget Me Not: J. F. Fortenberry, 1949 MS



Jim Finely Fortenberry

1895 – 1949 MS

Son of Isaac Edward Fortenberry & Sabra A. Daniel


World War II Veteran

Monticello – Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Hepzibah Baptist church near this place for J. F. Fortenberry, 53, member of a widely known South Mississippi family who died in Jackson in the Veteran’s Hospital following an illness of some weeks. Dr. W. L. Holcomb of Jackson and the Rev. J. Smith, pastor of the Hepzibah church, had part in the services.


Mr. Fortenberry, a veteran of World War Two, was buried with military ceremonies conducted by the Jefferson Davis American Legion Post. He was buried in the Hepzibah church cemetery. He lived near Prentiss.


He leaves behind his wife, three children; his mother, Mrs. Saby Fortenberry, Monticello; Henry Fortenberry, Louisiana; Willie, Cleve, Sedgie, Zerbie and Solon Fortenberry, all of Jefferson Davis county; one sister, Mrs. Alma Taylor, with other relatives. 



Source: J. F. Fortenberry. (Jackson, MS: Clarion – Ledger, 23 Jan 1949) 12; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed June 2020).

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