SHELBY - Ann Blanton Humphries, 79, of Shelby, died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Wendover Hospice House. A native of Cleveland County, she is the daughter of the late Bobby Rudasill and Nina Cabaniss Rudasill.
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Mrs. Humphries was a former active member and Sunday school teacher at Lafayette Street United Methodist Church, where she mentored numerous children. She was a current member at Zoar Baptist Church. She had worked and later retired from James Love Elementary School after 20 years of service as a teacher's assistant. Mrs. Humphries was loved by her many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Gene B. Blanton; grandchild, Max Blanton; and baby brother, Michael Rudasill.
She is survived by her husband of eight years, Clyde E. Humphries, Sr., of the home; two sons, Reuben Blanton of Shelby and Byron R. Blanton of Greenville, S.C.; daughter, Nina Lynn Repeta and husband Michael of Wilmington; three grandchildren, Jessica Blanton, Sam Blanton, and Banks Repeta; sister, Ora Trivett of Shelby; brother, Robert Rudasill of Humble, Texas; and Clyde's children, Eddie and Teresa Humphries and their children, Christopher, Andrew, and Amanda, and Ronnie and Mindy Humphries and their children, Mallory and Natalie.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cleveland Funeral Services.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zoar Baptist Church
Officiated by: Dr. Rob Helton and the Rev. Gervase Hitch
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Lafayette Street United Methodist Church, 1420 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28152 or Zoar Baptist Church, 1740 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28152.
Online condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com
Cleveland Funeral Services
2518 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28150
Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 10, 2013