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Mary Lou Fortenberry

Mary Lou Fortenberry
Sept. 15, 1936 – March 1, 2023
Mary Lou Fortenberry, 86, of Tylertown, died March 1, 2023. She was born Sept. 15, 1936, in Tylertown.
Funeral services were March 3, 2023, at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home, burial in Crystal Springs Cemetery in Tylertown, Rev. Danny Stevens officiating.
Mrs. Fortenberry was a longtime member of Crystal Springs Baptist Church. She spent most of her life as a homemaker, taking care of her family. She was an exceptional cook who made biscuits, chicken pie, fried chicken and dressing. She enjoyed camping and going to fleamarkets.
She was preceded in death by her husband Pitt Fortenberry; father Percy Bilbo Lee; mother Emma Zillian Kennedy Lee; brother Percy Lee; sister Hilda Hall.
Survivors include her son Todd Fortenberry (Jill); daughter Lea Barkley (Kenny); grandchildren Cory Barkley and Ashley Williamson (Ryan); sister Jean Broom; great grandchildren, Drake Williamson and Reed Williamson.
Pallbearers were Kenny Barkley, Ryan Williamson, Toney Hall, Skipper Anderson, Jeff Broom, and Tim Broom.
Honorary pallbearers were Cory Barkley, Drake Williamson, and Reed Williamson.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at

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