Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday Obituary
Luther Brewer


Services for Luther Brewer of Brookhaven are at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Della Green M.B. Church with burial in the Carver Heights Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Saturday and a family hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.. Saturday night at Tyler Funeral Home

Brewer, 79, died March 17, 1991, at the V. A. Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Lincoln County to Luther and Louvenia Brewer, Sr. He was a retired steel mill worker, a member of Galilee A.M.E. Church and a U.S. army veteran.

Survivors include: his wife, Pearline Cheeks Brewer; sons, Alex Brewer, U. S. Army, James Crump of Jackson, C. L. Brewer, Percy Brewer, Denon Brewer, all of Gary, Ind.; daughters, Barbara Brewer of Brookhaven, Mary Gilmore of El Cerrito, Calif., Genevia Davis, Emma Jean Brewer both of Oakland, Calif., Flora Mae Lee of Fayetteville, N. C.; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

How Does Luther Brewer, Jr, connect to my family tree?
Luther's grandmother, Violet Markham Brewer, and my 2nd great grandfather James Markham were siblings.

Obituary from Daily Leader Newspaper
March 21 1991 - Page 12
Brookhaven, Mississippi
Microfilm Number: 33776
Mississippi Department of Archives
Photograph from Williamson Family Tree


  1. Interesting how all the children except two went outside Mississippi. Three to Gary, Indiana, and three to California. I wonder what happened to them all?

    1. Individually, they likely have interesting stories to tell, successes, failures and regrets.

  2. He looks so vulnerable in that photograph.