Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Forget Me Not: Annie Ellzey Fortenberry, 1972 MS

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;


Four brothers,

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);


Two sisters,

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, accessed July 2021.


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