Elizabeth I. Humphries
August 22, 2010
Funeral for Elizabeth I. Humphries, 79, of Hartselle was Tuesday, August 23, at 10 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with John Rutland, pastor of Ninth Street United Methodist Church in Decatur officiating.
Burial was in Burningtree Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Humphries died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1930, to Louie G. and Irene Patterson McDonald and married James Levoyd Humphries on Aug. 27, 1949, celebrating 57 happy and wonderful years with him until his death in 2007. She was a long-time member of Ninth Street United Methodist Church and was employed in the children’s department at Rogers Department Store after being a homemaker and raising five children. Her special interests included ceramics, gardening, playing cards and traveling with the Alabama Good Samaritan RV Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by three sons, Michael L. Humphries and wife Pat of Vicksburg, MS, and Tony Humphries and wife Danette and Tim Humphries and wife Becky, all of Decatur; two daughters, Karen Dietz and husband Sam of Decatur and Beverly Hopper of Hartselle; two sisters, Doris M. McIntyre of Decatur and Shirley M. Hammons of Somerville; two brothers, Louie G. McDonald Jr. of Eva and Jimmy McDonald of Elberton, GA; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Todd Roberts, Derek Humphries, Dylan Humphries, Matthew Hopper, Kenneth Humphries and Joe Richardson
An honorary pallbearer was Dustin Humphries.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley in Decatur, Ninth Street United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.