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Obituary for James Robert Fortenberry Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. James Robert Fortenberry, Sr., 81, of Newellton, LA, will be 2:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2022, at Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Gilbert, LA with Bro. Clyde Dearman officiating. Interment will follow at Turkey Creek Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial in Winnsboro. Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00 PM Friday at the church.

Mr. Fortenberry was born Monday, January 27, 1941, in Wisner, LA and passed from this life on Monday, November 28, 2022, at his residence in Newellton, LA. He was a member of Flowers Landing Baptist Church, Barak Shriners in Monroe, and the Winnsboro Lodge #246 F. & A. M. He was the owner of Tensas Starter & Alternator and a lifetime cotton farmer. Mr. Fortenberry was an Army veteran and had retired from farming. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Tammy Rena Fortenberry; his parents, Robert and Odell Fortenberry; a brother, Charles Ray Fortenberry; and a brother-in-law, Don Cornwell.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, June Prather Fortenberry; a son, James “Jamie” Robert Fortenberry, Jr. and wife Susan; a daughter, Kathy Fortenberry; a grandson, James “Eli” Fortenberry; a granddaughter, Evelyn Fortenberry; all from Newellton, LA, a sister, Pat Cornwell from Rayville, LA, and a sister-in-law, Veda Fortenberry from Rayville, LA, and a host of extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Logan Cain, Mike McDonald, Heath Herring, Stan Smith, Eddie Foster, Forrest Hicks, and Eulas Foster.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Dixon, LaVance Herring, Hunter Jones, Charles Herrington, and men of Flowers Landing Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Shriners and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.