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Obituaries for Sunday, December 21

Wimer R. Crosby

Services for Wilmer R. Crosby of Bogue Chitto are 2 p.m.,Sunday, Dec. 21, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inCold Springs Church of Christ. The Rev. Bruce Crosby will be theminister in charge.

Mr. Crosby, 67, died Dec. 19, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 23, 1936, to MildredAldridge Crosby and Burton Crosby.

He was a retired employee of Lincoln County. He served in themilitary and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a memberof the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a son, James RodneyCrosby.

Survivors are his wife, Shirley Wallace Crosby; his sons,Kenneth Crosby of Prentiss, Perry Crosby and Scott Crosby, both ofBogue Chitto; his brothers, David Crosby of Columbia, S.C., MikeCrosby of Bogue Chitto, Carroll Crosby of Natchez and James EdwinCrosby of Vicksburg; and two grandchildren, Brittany Crosby andGeoffrey Crosby, both of Vidalia, La.,

Carie Marie Fortenberry

Services for Carie Marie Fortenberry of Monticello are 1 p.m.,Monday, Dec. 22, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inCalvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Silver Creek.

Visitation is Sunday from 5-9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. untilservice time, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Fortenberry, 91, died Dec. 19, 2003, at Lawrence CountyNursing Home. She was born on Dec. 4, 1912, to Ella-V Berry andRobert Calvin Wilson.

She was owner and manager of Carie’s Dress Shop in Silver Creekfor 22 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, NedFortenberry; her sisters, May Little and Ella-V Mitchell; herbrothers, JR Wilson, Ray Hutchins, and Frank Hutchins.

Survivors are her daughter, Myrna Loy Jordan of Hammond, La.;her sons, Raymond V. Fortenberry and Calvin Fortenberry, both ofSilver Creek, Rogell W. Fortenberry of Shreveport, La., and NedFortenberry Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; 27great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Maxie Elis Hall

Services for Maxie Elis Hall of Brookhaven were 10 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 18, at Gum Grove Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Mr. Hall, 87, died Dec. 18, 2003, at Country Brook Nursing Home.He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 25, 1916, to Susan Case Halland Elam Hall.

He was a retired auto supply retail salesman. He was an Armyveteran with service in World War II He was a member and long timedeacon of Gum Grove Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, CharlesHall and Earnie Hall; and his sisters, Vertis Marie Hall and EuniceFaye Hall.

Survivors are his wife, Ella Hall of Brookhaven; his sons anddaughters-in-law, Phil Hall and Cindy, and Bradley Hall and Terrie,all of Brookhaven; his brothers, Denver Hall, Elam Hall Jr. andwife Mary Jane, all of Natchez, and J.D. Hall and wife Pat ofSummit; his grandchildren, Wade Hall, Misty Newman and husbandBilly Newman, Katie Hall, Ashley Hall, Brooks Hall, Lindsey Hall,and Todd Hall and wife Jennifer; and his great-grandchildren, MasonHall, Bailey Hall and Skylar Hall.