Friday, March 3, 2023

Forget Me Not: Albert O. Brumfield, 1956

This obituary gives lots of genealogy information but I wish it told more about Albert himself. 


Albert Oliver Brumfield

13 October 1884 MS – 9 August 1956 MS

Youngest child of Joseph Warren Brumfield & Courtney Jane Simmons

Husband of Ruby Simmons


A. O. Brumfield Passes at 72 – Rites Sunday


Final rites were conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. for Albert Oliver (Ab) Brumfield, 72, who died at his home in the Walker’s Bridge Community Thursday at 8:15 p. m. following a lengthy illness.


Mr. Brumfield was a retired employee of the Mississippi State Highway Department. He was the son of Joseph W. and Jane Simmons Brumfield.


Pallbearers were Meade Brumfield, Thad Brumfield, Stanley Brumfield, Jamie Brumfield, Joe Reid Brumfield and Robert E. Lee. Honary pallbearers were members of the Mississippi State Highway Department.


Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Brumfield; five sons, Pat H. Brumfield, Mike C. Brumfield of McComb; George Albert Brumfield of Moss Point; Robert Lee Brumfield, New Orleans; Albert O. Brumfield, Jr., Tylertown; six daughters, Mrs. Paul B. Wayne of Florence, Mrs. Sammy Mineo of Scranton,Pa., Mrs. James Woodward, New Orleans, Mrs. J. W. Magee, Ponchayoula, Miss Ruby and Pearl Brumfield of Natchez; three sisters, Mrs. W. D. Fortenberry, Magnolia, Mrs. Fletcher Brumfield [Mattie Hannah Brumfield], Miss Mag Brumfield [Maggie Mae Brumfield], both of Tylertown; two brothers, Frank Brumfield [Frank Richard Brumfield] and D. J. Brumfield [Dewitt Jackson Brumfield], both of Magnolia; 18 grandchildren also survive.


Internment was held in the Brumfield Cemetery at Walker’s Bridge with Hartman Funeral Home of Tylertown in charge of arrangements.



Source: A. O. Brumfield Passes at 72 – Rites Sunday (McComb, MS, Enterprise – Journal, 13 Aug 1956) 3; digital image, accessed Feb. 2023.  






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