Monday, November 27, 2023

Forget Me Not: Baxter Edwin Brumfield, 1963

An obituary for one of our country's veterans is always special. We owe much to each and every veteran. 

Baxter Edwin Brumfield 

13 June 1912 – 18 March 1963 

Son of John Edward Brumfield & Ada Beatrice Fortenberry


World War II Veteran

My first cousin, 2x removed



Funeral Held for Baxter Brumfield


Funeral services conducted for Baxter Brumfield, age 50 years, from the Ginn Funeral Home Chapel in Tylertown Wednesday afternoon. Interment followed in the Silver Springs Cemetery. Rev. W. M. Bowman officiated at the religious services.


Brumfield, who was a service station operator in Franklinton, and a former resident of Walthall County, Mississippi, died Monday night.


Brumfield’s parents were John E. Brumfield and Ada Fortenberry Brumfield. He was a World War II veteran.


Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Lee Guess, New Orleans; 

three sisters, 

Mrs. Ollie Holmes, Tylertown [Fannie Charlotte Brumfield]

Mrs. Elmo Fortenberry, Clarkston, Ga. [Claudia Martha Brumfield]

and Mrs. John Pittman, New Orleans [Olgee Shelina Brumfield]


four brothers, Albert Brumfield and John Brumfield, McComb, Miss.; Selwin Brumfield, Magnolia and Windell Brumfield, Tylertown, and one grandchild.


Pallbearers were Tylertown American Legionnaires: John W. Wood, Cecil Conerly, Billy Beard, Willie J. Guy, Andrew Jones and Russell Slater.


Ginn Funeral Directors of Tylertown was in charge of arrangements.



The Era Leader

Franklinton, LA, 21 Mar 1963, page 1










  1. Did you have a chance to know him? He died rather young. I'm 76; anyone with fewer years than that is young, to me. Your blog post is a nice memorial.

  2. Interesting that his pall bearers were from the American Legion. Clearly, his service meant a lot to him, since he was connected with the veterans group even decades later. I am currently writing about my Uncle Fred's WWII service, based on his letters home. It was a pivotal time for those who served.

  3. Such a thoughtful memorial, do you know what he did during the war?

  4. What a nice memorial they wrote for him and such a great way for you to document your family.


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