Rev. John Humphries

Funeral services for the Rev. John Humphries, 91, of Clarkesville, were held 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Rev. Billy Burrell, the Rev. Terry Rice, the Rev. Adam Humphries and the Rev. Tim Humphries officiating.  Interment followed in Habersham Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiating.

Rev. Humphries went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Born on July 15, 1927, in White County, he was the son of the late Aaron and Maude Crow Humphries. Rev. Humphries was a bi-vocational minister of the Gospel for over 65 years, organizing, pastoring and assisting in numerous churches in the Habersham area and beyond.  Being bi-vocational, he was also employed with Ryder Pie Trucking Company for 36 years, as well as working part time with McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Norton. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are his wife, whom he married on April 7, 1949, Zelma Spivey Humphries of Clarkesville; daughter, Marsha Humphries Norton of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Tim and Von Humphries of Stockbridge; grandchildren and spouses, the Rev. Adam and Amanda Humphries of Lula, Laura and Brandon Williams of Birmingham, Alabama, Charles D. and Lisa Norton of Cornelia and Eric Norton of Mt. Airy; great grandchildren, Addison John Humphries, Adrian Michael Humphries, Anniston Joy Humphries, Audrey Grace Williams, Avery Mitchell Humphries, Reid Michael Williams and Sadie Mae Norton; numerous other relatives and friends.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

A complete obituary and an online guest register is available at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.

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