Huey L. “Odey” Fortenberry

Published 10:30 pm Saturday, September 22, 2012

Funeral Services for Huey L. “Odey” Fortenberry, 78, of Carriere, Miss., who passed away Friday, September 21, 2012, will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at New Henleyfield Southern Baptist Church, 5518 Hwy 43 North, Carriere, MS 39426.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 10-11 a.m. at New Henleyfield Southern Baptist Church.

Fellowship to follow Funeral Service at Byrd’s Chapel Methodist Church, 26 Byrd’s Chapel Road, Carriere, MS 39426.

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The Rev. Larry Pickering will officiate the service.

A native of Bogalusa, La., he was a Beverage Distributor and a member of Byrd’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd Honorable Degree Mason in the Slidell, La. Lodge. Odey enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an artist who was able to create beauty from everyday objects. Fellowshipping with friends and family brought him great joy. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Benjamin F. Fortenberry Sr., and Alma H. Fortenberry; son, Hugh A. Fortenberry; daughter, Tina M. McBride; brothers, Edwin Fortenberry,  Kerney Fortenberry and Benjamin F. Fortenberry Jr.; sisters, Polly Whitsett and Mae Berry.

Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn G. Fortenberry; daughters, Gena L. Parry and Lori Ann Elllis; son, Phillip S. Fortenberry and wife Charlene; sister, Lucille Ohmert and husband Jess; grandchildren: Mason Fortenberry, Adam Fortenberry, Harley McKenzie, April McKenzie, Scott Gregory, Amanda Gregory, Jeremy Ellis, Meagan Impastato, Scott Fortenberry, Pariche Fortenberry, Meghan McBride, and Gary McBride; great-grandchildren: Hunter Kenney, Isaac Ellis, Elijah Ellis, Kaleb McKenzie, Victoria McKenzie, Mason Fortenberry, Kylie Fortenberry, and Vanessa Fortenberry; and numerous nieces, nephews and very dear friends.

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