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Isaac Clinton Fortenberry
The Neshoba Democrat
January 04, 1951
Page Three
Death Comes to Prominent Phila. Resident Friday

Isaac Clinton Fortenberry, one of Philadelphia's most prominent citizens passed away at his home on North Byrd Avenue Friday, following an extended illness. Mr. Fortenberry who was 69 years of age was a retired rural mail carrier. Mr. Fortenberry was a native of the Edinburg community, where practically all of his life was spent. He had served as a mail carrier for 39 years and upon his retirement he and Mrs. Fortenberry moved to Philadelphia where they have since resided. He was a member of the First Baptist church, this city and also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Fortenberry always took an active interest in the affairs of his church and community and did this as long as health permitted. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Beckham Fortenberry, a daughter, Mrs. Donald Cooper, wife of Dr. Cooper, Jackson physician and a son, Troy Fortenberry, Edinburg. He is survived by four grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Carl Karr, Natchez, Mrs. Varman Stevens, Mrs. Irvin Kelly and Mrs. V. T. Beckham, Sr.; four brothers, W. Y., Henry, Buford and Alvin Fortenberry. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Edinburg church with Dr. Lavon Moore, Dr. Norris Q. Geer, Rev. J. L. Neill and Rev. J. V. Cobb, officiating. Interment was in the Edinburg cemetery. Masonic rites were given at the graveside and members of the lodge served as pall bearers.
Luther Lucas Barrett
The Neshoba Democrat
April 15, 1949
Page 4 - Section 1
Life Long Resident Zion Comm. Dies
Funeral White Oak
Luther Lucas Barrett passed away at the Louisville hospital Monday afternoon following an operation. He had been ill only a short time. Mr. Barrett was a life long resident of Neshoba county and spent the greater part of his life in the Zion community where he was a successful farmer. He was married to the former Mollie Blount who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Ples, and Louie, Edinburg; one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Ferguson, Edinburg; two brothers, Gene Barrett, and Charlie Barrett. Funeral services were held at White Oak Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Ethel Beall, officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pall bearers were Charles Barrett, Earnest Agent, Lester Browning, J. C. Agent, Winford Pope, and Cobert Agent.

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Edited by: Theresa J. Ridout

White Oak Cemetery
Page 475
Barrett, Luther L.
22 Nov 1874 - 7 Apr 1949
Mary Frances Ellis
The Neshoba Democrat
April 15, 1949
Page 4 - Section 1
Beloved Burnside Matron Dies, Rites Sunday Afternoon

Last rites were held Sunday afternoon from the Salem Baptist church, for Mrs. Mary Frances Ellis, one of the most beloved matrons of the Burnside community. Mrs. Ellis died after only a few days illness, she suffering a stroke at her home and died in a local hospital, after being rushed here for treatment. Mrs. Ellis who was the wife of Clay Ellis was prior to her marriage, Mary Frances Beall, a member of one of the county's most prominent families. She was born and reared in the Burnside community and had spent her entire life there. Mrs. Ellis was a devout member of the Salem Baptist church, and a regular attendant, taking part in the affairs of her church and her passing is greatly mourned by that group, as well as friends and relatives throughout the country. Mrs. Ellis is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Marvin Walker and Mrs. Thomon Jones, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by a sister Mrs. Otha Agent. Services were held from the church, with Rev's. Walter McCraw and Ethel Beall, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pall bearers were Marvin Walker, Jr., J. W. Pope, Amon Tolbert, Paul Jones, J. W. Warren and John Henry Ford.
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From: Our Links to the Past
Edited by: Theresa J. Ridout

Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
Page 424
Ellis, Mary F. Beall
24 June 1879 - 9 Apr 1949
Wife of H. C. Ellis
W. W. McCullough
The Neshoba Democrat
January 03, 1957

W. W. McCullough Dies At Canton Hospital Monday
William Walter McCullough, Canton, age 70, died at the King's Daughters Hospital in Canton, December 31, after a long illness. Mr. McCullough was a native of Neshoba County, and was a retired farmer. He held membership in the North Mission Baptist Church. Services were held at 1:00 p.m., January 2, from the Stallo Baptist Church, with burial following in Cedarlawn cemetery. Reverend Rudolph Larson, Canton assisted by Rev. Ethel Beall officiated. Survivors of Mr. McCullough are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Neal, McCullough; three sons, Claiborne McCullough, Houston, Texas; A/1c Byron W. McCullough, Korea; and Jasper Talmadge McCullough, Canton. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Ward, Stallo, Mrs. Kenneth Agent, of Texas and eight grandchildren. Daws Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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From: Our Links to the Past
Edited by: Theresa J. Ridout

Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Block 1
Page 80
McCullough, W. Walter
3 Jan 1886 - 31 Dec 1956
Andrew Thomas Rainey
The Neshoba Democrat
January 03, 1957
Services for A. T. Rainey At Mars Hill
Andrew Thomas Rainey, Route 1, Philadelphia, age 82, died at his home in the East Neshoba Community on December 26, after an illness of long duration. He was a native of Kemper County, but had been a farmer in the East Neshoba Community for some years. Mr. Rainey was a Methodist, holding membership in the Mars Hill Methodist church. Funeral services were conducted December 28, at 10:00 a.m. from the Mars Hill Methodist Church, with Rev. E. W. Thornton officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lee Mars Rainey, and one son, Carl Rainey. One daughter also survives, Miss Mary Lee Rainey, as well as two grandchildren; two brothers, J. A. and Will Rainey, and one sister, Mrs. Will Phillips. Pallbearers were: Howard Harbour, Johnnie Williamson, L. J. Warren, H. F. Lowry, E. E. Lowry, Curtis McDaniels, Andrew Williamson and Curtis McKee. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mars Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery
Surveyed by: Grayson Mars England
A. T. Rainey
September 27, 1875 - December 26, 1956

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