Earnest Davis Marbra

Published 11:44 pm Saturday, May 15, 2010

UTICA — Earnest Davis Marbra died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Covenant Health and Rehabilitation Center in Vicksburg. He was 90.

Mr. Marbra was a resident of Utica.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Woods-Marbra; a daughter, Luella Windom; his parents, Gilbert and Lena Bland Marbra; three sisters, Martha B. Shelton, Mary Barnes and Sylena Davenport; two brothers, Amos Marbra and Jim Criss; and two grandchildren.

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Survivors include five sons, Willie Marbra of Norfolk, Va., Earnest Marbra of Saginaw, Mich., Robert Marbra and Earl Marbra, both of Utica, and David E. Marbra of Leaksville; four daughters, Lena Sanders of Moss Point, Elizabeth Hicks of Colorado Springs, Colo., Daisy Burks and Julia Stimage, both of Utica; 34 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.