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G.T. Humphries

Sunday, February 2, 2003

G.T. (George Thomas) Humphries, 83, of Glencoe died Aug. 23, 2002, at his home.

Born Feb. 25, 1919, at Day, he was the son of Tollie Farra and Etta Elzada Moore Humph-ries. He married Violet Olevia Coggins Sept. 12, 1942, at Salem. They had two sons together.

He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Fulton County revenue collector 12 years, Fulton County treasurer for eight years, and was a cattle farmer on the farm where he resided for his lifetime. He was on the first planning committee of the Fulton County Hospital where he served as a charter board member for 12 years. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife; two sons -- Max Humphries and his wife, Arlene, of Salem, and Larry Humphries and his wife, Barbara, of Glencoe; six grandchildren, Heath Humphries and his wife, Kelli, of Gainesville, Mo., Lance Humphries and his wife, Mandy, of Ash Flat, Link Humphries and his wife, Jennifer, of Salem, Tyler Humphries of Glencoe, Jo Kaye Bandy and her husband, Steven, of Fayetteville, and Misti Carter and her husband, Ross, of Glencoe; four great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Debbie Coggins Kehrli.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers -- Truman Humphries, Charlie Humphries and William Humphries, and three sisters -- Mildred Gleghorn, Emma Cochran and Faye McCandlis.

The funeral was Aug. 26 at Salem United Methodist Church with Doug Criss officiating. Burial followed at Humphries Cemetery at Glencoe.

Pallbearers were Heath Humphries, Lance Humphries, Link Humphries, Tyler Humphries, Steven Bandy and Ross Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were Russell Benton, Hayden Sexton, Roy Lee Barker, James Price, Garl Sutherland, Eldon Coil, Max Sullivan, Jack Cochran, and John Moody Jr.

Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church or Humphries Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem.