Friday, February 19, 2021

Forget Me Not: Ferman Esco Fortenberry, 1952 GA




Ferman Esco Fortenberry

18 June 1886 MS – 9 June 1952 GA

Son of William Jackson Fortenberry & Canolia A. Simmons

Husband of Nellie Mae Simmons

My second cousin, 3x removed

Forman Fortenberry, Pike Native, Passes in Clarkston, Ga. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Clarkston, Ga., for Forman Fortenberry who died there Monday night after a lingering illness. Burial was in the cemetery there. 


He was born and reared in the Silver Springs church community, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Jack Fortenberry, and spent most of his life in Pike County as a useful citizen.


For the past 15 years, he had lived in Clarkston, near Atlanta, where he and five of his sons had developed a large building and contracting business.


He is survived by his widow, who was Miss May Simmons of the Progress community, and by six sons, Everette of Canton, Miss., and Adrian, Jack, Elmo, Donald and Clyde, all of Clarkston.


In the large family of brothers and sisters, only four now remain, Dr. Andrew Fortenberry of Morgan City, La.; Mrs. Myrtis Dodds, Meadville, Miss.; Glenn Fortenberry of Progress; and Mrs. Wanzie Tuttle, Chattanooga, Tenn.



Source: Forman Fortenberry, Pike Native, Passes in Clarkston, Ga. (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 11 June 1952) 7; digital image, accessed June 2020).

1 comment:

  1. I always think it's sad when the obituary gets a person's name wrong. You probably have other documents with his real name so there's no question. His mom's name, Canolia, is one I've never heard before.


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