Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Forget Me Not: William David Fortenberry, 1930 MS

William David Fortenberry

c 1856 MS – 1930 MS
Son of Isaac Edward Fortenberry & Elizabeth Langston
My 2nd cousin, 3x removed

Fortenberry Funeral at Old Silver Creek

Monticello. Feb. 13 – The funeral of W. D. Frtenberry aged seventy-four, who died at his home in the old Silver Creek community, was held at Old Silver Creek church, interment taking place in the cemetery near by.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Tom Dale and Rev. J. D. Williams.

Mr. Fortenberry was well known in Lawrence county as a leader in his church, and community. He had served as a deacon in the Silver Creek Baptist church for many years.

He is survived by eleven children, three sisters and a number of grandchildren. The sons and daughters are:

Rex and
Ray all of Silver Creek;
Mrs. E. L. Bourne, and
Mrs. J. I. Herrington, both of Arm;
Mrs. Julia Sherman of Shivers;
Misses Annie and
Rheba Fortenberry of Silver Creek.

The sisters are
Mrs. Z. Carter o Jacksoon;
Mrs. H. H. Herrington of Arm, and
Mrs. Ellis Broome of Florence.

Source: Fortenberry Funeral at Old Silver Creek (Jackson, MS: Clarion-Ledger, 14 Feb 1930) 8; digital image, accessed August 2020.

1 comment:

  1. Now that is an obituary that genealogists dream of finding -- with so many survivors listed. No doubt his standing in the church led to a more significant obituary than may have been common in that period.


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