Gerald B. Fortenberry

Published 3:26 pm Friday, November 29, 2013

Funeral services were held November 19, 2013, at Old Silver Creek Baptist Church in Silver Creek, for Mr. Gerald B. Fortenberry, age 79, of Prentiss, who passed away on November 16 at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss. Interment followed at Old Silver Creek Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. Richard Green and Rev. Ben James officiated. Pallbearers were David Fortenberry, William Fortenberry, Lawrence Fortenberry, Danny Daniels, Gordon Fortenberry and Ed Hurt. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of Old Silver Creek Baptist Church and the employees of Prentiss Butane Gas.

A native of Prentiss, Gerald Berry Fortenberry was born on December 21, 1933. He was the son of William V. Fortenberry and Eva Stringer Fortenberry. He was the bookkeeper of Prentiss Butane Gas for 47 years. He was a member of Old Silver Creek Baptist Church where he served as the church treasurer for many years and was a deacon.

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Mr. Fortenberry is survived by his sister, Lillian Pace of Prentiss; his brother, Robert “Bob” Fortenberry of Prentiss; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and four sisters.