Friday, November 20, 2020

Forget Me Not: Canolia A. Simmons Fortenberry, 1925 MS

Canolia A. (Simmons) Fortenberry

1858 MS – 1925 MS
Wife of William Jackson Fortenberry

Mrs. Fortenberry Dies at Brandon.
Beloved Osyka Woman Falls into Final Sleep at Daughter’s Home.

Mrs. W. J. Fortenberry of Osyka, aged 68 years, and widely known and held in very high esteem throughout Mississippi, died at 11:30 o’clock Saturday night, February 7, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. L. Simmons, at Brandon, after an illness that had extended over a period of several weeks. Mrs. Fortenberry had been at a local hospital and had been taken to the Simmons home for further treatment. 

The funeral will be held at the Silver Springs Baptist Church at Osyka Monday, February 9, at 11:30 a. m., with services by her pastor, Rev. A.J. Davis od Tylertown and Rev. J. H. Lane of McComb.

Besides her husband, who himself is ill at the Simmons home at Brandon, Miss. Mrs. Fortenberry is survived by six sons as follows:

Dr. A. J. [Andrew Jackson] Fortenberry of Canton,
F. E. [Fermon Esco] Fortenberry of Atlanta, Ga.,
E. B. [Victor Eurel, possibly] Fortenberry and
C. L. [Charlie Lane] Fortenberry of Monticello, and
H. G. [Henry Glen] Fortenberry of Natchez; 

And by five daughters,

Mrs. J. C. Denmore [Lelia Paline Fortenberry] of Franklinton, La., 
Mrs. A. M. Dodds [Myrtis Jane Fortenberry] of Eddiston, Miss.,
Mrs. Henry Steinbrenner [Sarah Louise Fortenberry] of Brandon and
Miss Wanzie [Jimmie Wanzie] Fortenberry of Osyka.

She leaves also several grandchildren and many other relatives and family connections.

Children not mentioned in this obituary:
Josie Lee Fortenberry, 6 Nov 1899 – 9 Nov 1900
Burrell Sheldon Fortenberry, 1890 - 1951

Source: Mrs. Fortenberry Dies at Brandon (Jackson, MS: Clarion-Ledger, 8 Feb. 1925) 12; digital image, accessed August 2020.

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