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Betty (West) Humphries

July 29, 1927 ~ January 20, 2019 (age 91)


BETTY WEST HUMPHRIES age 91, of 9251 Virgilina Road, Roxboro, NC died Sunday morning, January 20, 2019 at her home.


Mrs. Humphries was born July 29, 1927 in Person County, NC, daughter of the late Hillman Payton & Elizabeth Poole West and wife of 71 years to the late, John Franklin Humphries.  Retired from Crown Crafts and also previously worked in the Bethel Hill School cafeteria.  She loved the Lord and was a member of Five Forks Baptist Church for many years until moving her membership to Triple Springs Baptist Church.  She enjoyed singing in the choir and working with the children.  She was known as a hard worker who could be seen working in her flowers and garden or sweeping the driveway which she did nearly every day.


She was a devoted wife to John and they enjoyed doing everything together from Saturday shopping trips and going to Maggie Valley and Pigeon Forge as long as they were able.  She was a loving and protective mother, was very proud of her granddaughter and her accomplishments, and her great grandchildren brought her much joy


Surviving are a son, Peyton Humphries & wife, Brenda, granddaughter, Rhonda H. Welch & husband, Jayme, six great grandchildren, Brody Welch, Addyson Welch, Zoey Welch, Xander Welch, Deklan Welch, and Fynnley Welch.


In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Humphries is preceded in death by two sisters, Drucilia Walker, Edna Carr, three brothers, John Merritt West, Joe B. West, Kenneth West, and a great granddaughter, Kyleigh Welch.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Triple Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Harris. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends and guests Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 6:30 till 8:00 p.m. at Strickland and Jones Funeral Services and other times at the home.


Pallbearers will be Donna Glaze, Lee Holt, Bruce Humphries, Gary Humphries, Larry Marshall, John West, Dean Wilkins, and Dwayne Wilkins.  Honorary pallbearers will be Betty Elliott, Winston Elliott, Carolyn Lowery, Mary Frances Newton, Waylon Newton, and members of the Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club, Inc.


The family would like to extend a special thanks to Carolyn Lowery, Mary Frances Newton, and Betty Elliott for sitting with her when needed, to Amedisys Hospice of Franklinton, NC for their assistance and especially Crystal Martin and Lakeisha Steed for the kindness and care that they provided.


Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to the Triple Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1927, Roxboro, NC 27573 or to the Amedisys Foundation, 3320 US 1 Highway, Suite B, Franklinton, NC 27525.                


Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573.  Online condolences may be made at

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January 22, 2019

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services
1810 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC 27573

Funeral Service
January 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Triple Springs Baptist Church
51 Hal Melton Road
Roxboro, NC 27574

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