Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Forget Me Not: John E. Brumfield, 2011 MS

I have seen John's middle name as both Edward or Edwin and the same for his father. There are two obituaries posted here. Each uses a different middle name. In my records, I use John E. Brumfield because I do not know which is correct.


John E. Brumfield

10 February 1916 MS – 3 September 2011 LA

Son of: John Edward Brumfield & Ada Beatrice Fortenberry

Husband of: Mildred Fortenberry

My 1st cousin, 2x removed



John Edwin Brumfield, 95, of Manderville, La. And formerly of McComb, died Sept. 3, 2011, at Pontchartrain Health Care.


Visitation is 5 at 8 pm Thursday at Hartman Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb and 10 am Friday until services at 11, with the Rev. Rick Kennedy officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Pike Memorial Gardens.


Mr. Brumfield was born Feb. 20, 1916, in Tylertown to John Edwin and Ada Fortenberry Brumfield. 


He was a retired self – employed automobile mechanic. He was a member of East McComb Baptist Church, now New Heights Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred Fortenberry Brumfield; four brothers, Baxter, Albert, Selwyn and Wendall Brumfield; and three sisters, Fannie Holmes, Claudia Fortenberry and Olga Pittman. 


Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Shan Brumfield of the Woodlands, Texas; his daughter, Elaine Simon of Manderville; three grandsons, Hal Brumfield, Chad Simon and Grant Simon; a granddaughter, Bran Noble; four great – grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Source: John E. Brumfield. (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 7 Sept. 2011) A3; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed March 2021.

John E. Brumfield

John Edward Brumfield, 95, of Manderville, La., and formerly of Progress and McComb, died Sept. 3, 2011, at Pontchartrain Helath Care, Arrangements are incomplete with Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb.

Source: John E. Brumfield. (McComb, MS: Enterprise - Journal, 4 Sept. 2011) A3; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed March 2021.

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