Funerals and Burials in Walthall County, Mississippi
Walthall County, Mississippi is home to many family members. Among them are several individuals who were buried at Hillerest Memorial Gardens. The following are some of these family members, as well as the names of their children and grandchildren.
Sam Alford, a Walthall County native, died on December 5, 2012 at the age of 45. He was a bicyclist who was killed in a crash on Highway 98. His death was under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Several other members of his family were also killed in the accident. They included his daughter and her husband.
A Walthall County native, Frank Ellzey was a physician and general practitioner. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and later practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Jackson. He served two years in the U.S. Army during World War II and owned Highland Hospital in Memphis for thirteen years. During his lifetime, he had two sons, eight grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mary Keenum, wife of John Keenum, was born in Walthall County. She was also a widow, having three daughters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her mother and step-father preceded her in death. Other relatives include her step-brothers and step-sisters.
Mary was a member of the Tylertown Baptist Church. Her children included Jamie Boyd, Mecy Brumfield, J.P. and Lottie Harvey. Corey Magee, a Walthall County native, was also buried in the same cemetery. All four of his siblings were also buried there.
Mary was a homemaker. She also had a sister, Ruth L. McKenzie, from Columbia. She was a stepdaughter of Ruth L. McKenzie, a daughter of Ruth L. Dunaway, and a Columbia, Tex., ancestor.
Barnum D. Brumfield was a dairy farmer and a Sunday school teacher. He was a World War 11 veteran. In addition to his wife, he had five sisters. As a child, he was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Corey Magee and Tommy Brumfield were buried with him.
Mary Ann Fortenberry was a resident of Tylertown. She was a member of the Tylertown Baptist church, and she also served as a homemaker. She was also a widow. Her husband, Douglas Dunaway, died on March 31, 2008. Her daughter and son-in-law, Shelby and Tony Rushing, died on March 31, 2008.
Vickie Vince was a resident of Attalla, Alabama. She was a bicyclist who was killed on December 5 at the age of 48. Her death was under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Her parents and other relatives were identified as Henry Grubbs, Glynn Grubbs and C.E. Rushing. Several other family members were buried in the same cemetery as Vickie.
Avis Lewis Holmes was a resident of Hammond, La.. She was a homemaker. Her parents were a native of Walthall County, Miss.. Her brothers and sister preceded her in death. Also buried with her were her great-grandmother, Rachel Graves.
Arwed Wesley Bracey was born in Walthall County in 1936. He served as a heavy equipment operator and a Korean War veteran. Besides his parents, he had four brothers and a sister.