Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. Grace Bourne, 75, of Columbia, who died on Friday, April 19 in Hattiesburg. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Todd Sumrall officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at Hathorn Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Wednesday, April 24 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
As a lifelong resident of Marion County, she was a retired postal worker. She was a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service for 23 years, and she was an alumni of Pearl River Community College. She was a faithful member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and she will always be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Weita Fortenberry, and one brother, Fletcher Fortenberry.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jack B. "Chick" Bourne of Columbia; three daughters, Emily Bourne (Mark Passmore) and April McDaniel (Scotty), both of Hattiesburg, and Sara Davis (Mike) of Columbia; one sister, Gail Pittman (Ralph) of Columbia; one brother-in-law, Robert Bourne (Betty) of Columbia; and six grandchildren, Barry Davis (Sara Randall) and Reagan Davis, both of Columbia, Catherine McDaniel, Mac McDaniel and Lauren McDaniel, all of Hattiesburg, and Sydney Passmore of Ocean Springs.
Pallbearers were Mike Bass, Garath Fortenberry, Barry Davis, Mitch Bass, Orren Vasilion and Reagan Davis. Honorary pallbearer was Mac McDaniel.
Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hathornfuneralhome.com.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements.