Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Humphreys will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with the Reverends Dalyn Helbling, Jerry Spikes, and Britt Dupree officiating. Interment will follow at the Bonita Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.
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Alma Watson Humphreys was born March 26, 1925 in Bastrop to the late Van Buren Watson and Lela McDougal Watson. She passed away, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at her home in Bonita. Mrs. Humphreys was a member of the First Church of God of Bastrop. She was a former nurse and secretary for both Dr. Guy Williams and Dr. Joe Williams in Mer Rouge and a retired assistant postmistress for Bonita. Mrs. Humphreys is preceded in death by her parents and five siblings, Archie Watson, Olen Watson, Richard Watson, Emma Watson Boone and Geneva Watson Watts.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, H.H. Humphreys Jr. of Bonita; two daughters, Betty Elkins and her husband, Ronald Elkins of Bonita and Phyllis Shanas and her husband, Bob Shanas of Swartz; four grandchildren, Van Elkins and his wife, Kelli Elkins of Bastrop, Adrienne Gunter of Bonita, Jason Shanas and his wife, Jennifer Shanas of Monroe and Kyle Shanas and his wife, Misty Shanas of Starkville, Miss.; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers are Van Elkins, Jason Shanas, Kyle Shanas, Ricky Boone, Darren Hall and Ronald Hopkins.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Watts, Leo Watts, J.B. Watson, Herman Hattaway and DeWayne Humphreys.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to the First Church of God of Bastrop, 525 East Madison Avenue, Bastrop, La. 71220.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Feb. 19 to Feb. 23, 2011