July 11, 1941 – Oct. 21, 2020
Graveside services for former Walthall County Tax Assessor /Collector Louie Fortenberry, 79, of Tylertown, were Oct. 23, 2020, at Tylertown Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Hall officiating.
Fortenberry died at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg Oct. 21, 2020. He was born July 11, 1941, in Darbun to the late Lela and Tillie Fortenberry. He was also preceded in death by his infant son Jeffery Allen Fortenberry; and two sisters Joanne Owens and Marilyn Stinson.
Fortenberry served as the Walthall County Tax Assessor/Collector from 1988-2007. He was a longtime member of the Gideon’s International. Louie served as a deacon at Tylertown Baptist Church and led the jail ministry for the county.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years Peggy Fortenberry; children Leisha Fortenberry and Jimmy (Jennifer) Fortenberry, granddaughter Charlotte (Eric) Bardwell; sisters Arlene (Charles) Pigott and Bonnie Grubbs; brother Billy Don (Judy) Fortenberry; daughter of the heart Mary Helen Fortenberry.
Pallbearers were Max Stinson, Michael Grubbs, Cory Grubbs, Doyle Ball, Dewayne Ervin, and Jerry Turner.
Honorary pallbearers were Darbun Rook Club.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com