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Sylvith E. Fortenberry

Sylvith E. Fortenberry, 83, of Silver Creek, passed away on Feb. 21, 2023, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Sylvith was born Sept., 10, 1939, in Sontag to Rankin and Floy Evans.
A funeral service was held Feb. 25 at Calvary Baptist Church (Silver Creek), followed by graveside service at the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
A devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church, Sylvith’s greatest joys were found in her family, friends, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved fishing, camping, and the outdoors. She and Raymond traveled after his retirement, visiting over 40 states.
Sylvith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Raymond Fortenberry; one sister, Evelyn Tucker; and a brother, Jim Evans.
She is survived by her children, Ray Fortenberry (Beverly), of Silver Creek; Phillip Fortenberry (Lori Ann), of Hazlehurst; Becky Jennings (Andy), of Portland, Tenn.; and Angelia Sanders, of Silver Creek; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.