Sunday, February 23, 2014

Forget Me Not: Ada Fortenberry Brumfield from LA & MS

‘Mrs. Brumfield Buried Tuesday at Silver Springs’

"Last rites for Mrs. Ada Fortenberry Brumfield were conducted Tuesday from the Silver Springs Baptist church at 3 p. m. She was 62. The Reverend Joe Lovelady and the Reverend Bartis Harper conducted services and officiated at graveside for Mrs. Brumfield who died in McComb Sunday. Pall bearers inclded: Ray Fortenberry, Wilburn Fortenberry, Pur Schilling, Emmett Fortenberry and Milton Fortenberry.

Mrs. Brumfield was born October 25, 1894, in Washington Parish, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Wyatt and Laura Schilling Fortenberry. She married John Edwin Brumfield. Mrs. Brumfield is survived by eight children, Baxter, Tylertown; Mrs. Ollie Holmes, Tylertown; Albert Brumfield and John Brumfield McComb; Mrs. Elmo Fortenberry, Clarkston, Ga; S. A. Brumfield, Magnolia; Mrs. John Pittman, New Orleans; Wendell Brumfield, Tylertown.

In addition, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lulu Norris, Mt. Hermon; and two brothers, Jim Fortenberry and Claude Fotenberry, both of Chicago. Funeral arrangements were handled by GInn Funeral Home."

From: Magee, Zuma Fendlason. Selected Obituaries from Louisiana (Washington & Tangipahoa Parishes) and from Mississippi (Pike, Walthall & Marion Counties). Volume I. Franklinton, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1976. From Franklinton Library, LA.

1 Ada Beatrice Fortenberry b: 25 Oct 1894, d: 1956 MS
... + John Edward Brumfield b: Nov 1869 MS, d: 1933
......2 Baxter Edwin Brumfield b: 13 Jun 1912, d: 1963
......2 Fannie Chelottie Brumfield b: 28 Aug 1913
...... + Ollie Holmes
......2 James Albert Brumfield b: 28 Dec 1914
......2 John Edward Brumfield b: Feb 1915
......2 Claudia Martha Brumfield b: 27 Dec 1917
...... + Elmo Fortenberry
......2 Selwyn Alex Brumfield b: 31 Oct 1919, d: 08 Sep 1981
......2 Olgee Shelina Brumfield b: 07 Aug 1921
...... + John Pittman
......2 Oliver Wendell Brumfield b: 21 Aug 1923

1 comment:

  1. "Lovelady" - now there's a surname I've never heard of. Gotta wonder about the origin of that!


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