Annie Myrtis Ellzey Fortenberry
24 December 1883 MS – 25 July 1972 MS
Daughter of: William Franklin Ellzey & Mary Elizabeth Gatlin
Wife of: William J. F. Fortenberry
Mother of five
My 2nd cousin, 2x removed
Homestead Resident Succumbs
Funeral services for Mrs. Ammie [sic] Myrtis Ellzey Fortenberry, 88, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday Navilla Baptist Church.
Mrs. Fortenberry died at 7:16 p. m. Tuesday at her residence in the Homestead community following a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 24, 1883 in Osyka, she was the daughter of the late Billy Frank and Mary Elizabeth Ballus Ellzey.
Survivors include two sons,
Eric Elmon Fortenberry,
William Harold Fortenberry, both of McComb;
three sisters [daughters]
Miss Lucille Elizabeth Fortenberry,
Mrs. Mildred Elaine Brumfield, both of McComb,
Mrs. Jackson V. Bermet, Gulfport;
J. Edgar Ellzey, Franklinton, La. (1885 – 1975),
Grady H. Ellzey, Osyka (1891 – 1979),
Vernon Ellzey, Honeoye Falls, N. Y. (1894 – 1990),
Clyde Ellzey, Moorestown, N. J. (1900 – 1996);
Mrs. Lois Pope, Summit (1896 – 1983) and
Mrs. Mamie Minton, Denham Springs, La. (1898 – 1982).
Rev. Joseph Small and Rev. Harvey Deer will officiate. Burial will be in the Navilla cemetery with Hartman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Source: Homestead Resident Succumbs (McComb, MS: Enterprise - Journal, 26 July 1972) 14; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed July 2021.