Sunday, November 28, 2021

Forget Me Not: Bertha Fortenberry Ellzey, 1988 LA

Bertha Fortenberry

5 Aug 1892 MS – 24 March 1988 LA

Daughter of Howell K. Fortenberry & Mary Ann Alford

Widow of Grady Henry Ellzey

Mrs. Bertha Fortenberry Ellzey. Services for Mrs. Bertha Fortenberry Ellzey, age 95, Columbia were at 2:00 P. M. Saturday, March 26, 1988 at Silver Springs Baptist Church near McComb, Miss., with Rev. Joel Stroud and Rev. Joe Lovelady officiating. Burial was in Silver Spring Cemetery under the direction of Hartman Funeral Home in McComb, Miss.


Mrs. Ellzey died Thursday, March 24, 1988 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Columbia following a lengthy illness.


Mrs. Ellzey was a native of Osyka. Miss. She was the widow of the late Grady H. Ellzey and was a homemaker.


Survivors include one son, Wesley P. Ellzey, Alexandria, two daughters: Mrs. Odean E. Simmons of Columbia, Mrs. Ellen E. McDaniel of Yadkinville, N. C., 11grandchildren, 12 great – grandchildren and one great – great – grandchild.



Source: Mrs. Bertha Fortenberry Ellzey. (Columbia, LA: Caldwell Watchman, 30 Mar 1988) 6; digital image, accessed March 2021.

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