Obituaries for Thursday, October 30, 2008

Published 5:00 am Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mae Robinson Brown

Services for Mae Robinson Brown, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Nov. 1, at Alexander Junior High School Auditorium withburial in Carver Heights Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 7 p.m. with family presentfrom 6 until 7 p.m. at Tyler Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Brown, 73, died Oct. 27, 2008, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Brookhaven on Sept. 18, 1935,to Eddie Banks and Clara Scott Robinson.

She was valedictorian of the Alexander High School Class of1953. She was also a graduate of Southern University in BatonRouge, La., where she graduated magna cum laude in 1957. Shereceived her master’s degree from the University of SouthernMississippi. She was former band director at Alexander High Schooland a former school counselor. She was also employed in 1981 atCopiah-Lincoln Community College and served as a counselor atBrookhaven Elementary School. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E.Church, where she served as an organist and a pianist until herhealth failed.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her uncle and aunt, Edand Daisy Robinson, who were her adoptive parents; her brothers,Robert “Trixie” Johnson, Sam Banks and Andrew Washington; and asister, Bertha Gaines.

Survivors are her a son, Lamonte Brown, of Jackson; a daughter,Dr. Ouida L. Brown, of Philadelphia, Pa.; her brothers, Fred Banks,of Wesson, Charles Clarke, of Hattiesburg, Versie Clarke, EmileBanks, both of Chicago, Ill., and Willie Lee Banks, of Wilmington,Del.; and her sisters, Monzola Banks, of Brookhaven, EstellaRichardson and Velma Ford, both of Chicago.

Ulysses C. Bryant

Services for Ulysses C. Bryant, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Nov. 1, at Mt. Wade M.B. Church with burial in OleMacedonia Cemetery on Highway 550 in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mr. Bryant, 78, died Oct. 27, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn in Franklin County on Feb. 5, 1930, to Ulysses Bryant andFannie Lowe Bryant.

He was retired. He was a member of Mt. Wade M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Ruby LeeBrothern Bryant; a son, James Brown; his sisters, ChristineColeman, Gennana Ray, Genena Glasper, Catherine Taylor and GertrudeRichman; her brothers, Leslie Bryant, Percy Bryant and Ray Bryant;and a special friend, Rosie Gilmore, of Brookhaven.

Survivors are his daughters, Dorothy Holmes and husband, Edward,Diane Harvey and husband, Michael, Rosemary Banks, Shirley Banksand husband, Charles and Kathleen Brown and husband, Furlow, all ofBrookhaven; his sons, Josecphus Bryant and wife, Linda, ofProvidence, R.I., Jermiah Bryant and wife, Mary, Willie EarlBryant, Vernon Bryant and Bernard Bryant, all of Brookhaven; abrother, Versie Bryant, of Springfield, Md.; his 25 grandchildren;his 43 great-grandchildren; his two great-great-grandchildren; anda host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Chester Lynn Fortenberry

Services for Chester Lynn Fortenberry, of Wesson, are 3 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 30, at Strong Hope Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Community Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 2 until 3 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Fortenbery, 53, died Oct. 29, 2008, at Central MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Hazlehurst on Dec. 17,1954, to Jeff E. Fortenberry Sr. and Auba Nell BellFortenberry.

He was a welder.

Preceding him in death were his father; his grandparents, JosephHenry and Ruby Fortenberry; and Fred E. and Mittie Bell.

Survivors are his mother; a daughter, Alaina Lynn Fortenberry,of Smithville, Texas; his brothers, Jeff Fortenberry Jr., ofWesson, and Robert Fortenberry, of Crystal Springs; and a sister,Linda F. Dykes, of Wesson.