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Dr. Ralph Morgan Fortenberry

September 30, 1932 — November 20, 2020

Graveside Funeral Services for Dr. Ralph Morgan Fortenberry will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the Society Hill Cemetery. Dr. Fortenberry, age 88, passed away from this life on Friday, November 20, 2020, in Hattiesburg. Reverend Tommy Broom will officiate. Saulters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ralph Morgan Fortenberry was born September 30, 1932, in Hattiesburg to Jasper Herbert “Bill” Fortenberry and Frances Earline Potter Fortenberry. Dr. Fortenberry was a physician and a member of Society Hill Baptist Church. Ralph Fortenberry was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1957. Dr. Fortenberry was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as flight surgeon at many assignments including the Navy’s Blue Angels. He began his private practice in Dallas, TX. Dr. Fortenberry practiced medicine in Prentiss and was the founder of Fortenberry Medical Association. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and 1 daughter, Teresa L. Fortenberry Dr. Fortenberry is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anna H. Fortenberry of Oakvale; 1 daughter, Cheryl Diane Fortenberry of London, England; 2 sons, Rance M. Fortenberry of Santa Rosa, CA, and Steven R. Fortenberry of Santa Clara, CA; 1 granddaughter, Cleo Fortenberry of Santa Clara, CA; 1 step-son, James C. Holland of Corinth, TX; 1 step-daughter, Judy E. Lepar of Dallas, TX; 3 step-grandsons, Joseph Holland, Richard Lepar, and Brian Lepar; 3 great-granddaughters, Julianan Holland, Emma Lepar, and Julia Lepar; numerous cousins including Julian Johnston, Varane Johnston, and Dorothy Johnston; special friends, Berwick Ostheimer, Rosa Hampton, and the Amedisys Home Health Team; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Graveside Service

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Society Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

128 Langston Rd Rd, Oak Vale, MS 39656

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