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Mary Ellen Humphreys

April 13, 1922 November 23, 2018
Mary Ellen Humphreys
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Obituary for Mary Ellen Humphreys

Mary Ellen Humphreys, 96, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died November 23, 2018. She was born in Argenta, Arkansas on April 13, 1922, the only daughter of Maurice and Jennie Wren. Her husband of 65 years, Gene Humphreys of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and one grandson James Paul Humphreys of Memphis, TN predeceases Mary Ellen.

Mary Ellen was a member of First United Methodist Church for 78 years, where she was an active member of the church, teaching Sunday school and helping with the youth. She was a member of the Helen Wilson Circle.

Mary Ellen graduated from Lakeside High School, class of 1940. She was a member of the All County Basketball team. Her love for basketball continued throughout her life, as she loved watching the Arkansas Basketball Razorbacks. She married the love of her life, Gene, and they had four sons and a daughter. Mary Ellen was her children’s greatest cheerleader. She was very active in the Lakeside PTA and was the first Den Mother for Lakeside’s first Boy Scout Troop, Pack 10. Her cheerleading didn’t stop with her children but continued with her 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She knew something about each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and valued them as independent young people.

Mary Ellen worked as the bookkeeper for Humphreys’ Dairy until she retired. She could then be found on her front porch visiting with family and friends. She was an amazing cook and was most famous for her chocolate chip cookies. She loved celebrations and always made sure each person at family events felt valued and welcome.

She is survived by her children, Harris Humphreys (Sharon), Paul Humphreys (Emily), Jimmy Humphreys, (Doris), Tommy Humphreys (Julie), and Marilyn Bates (Moman) all of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Grandchildren, Harold Cunningham (Christy), Susan Spicher (Forrest), Bryan Humphreys, (Jonathan), Bret Humphreys (Angela), Shane Humphreys,(Amy), Adam Humphreys, Amy Humphreys, Ellie Malone (Patrick), Jason Smith (Jacob), Abe Smith (Amy), and Jennie Lyn Morris. She has 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Mary Ellen’s grandsons: Harold Cunningham, Bryan Humphreys, Bret Humphreys, Shane Humphreys, Adam Humphreys, Jason Smith, Abe Smith and grandson- in- law Patrick Malone.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, The Caring Place, or a memorial of your choice.

Visitation will be at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Mary’s service will be at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday November 28, 2018.

Burial will follow at Crestview Cemetery.

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6:00 PM 11/27/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/27/2018 8:00:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States





10:00 AM 11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

1100 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

First United Methodist Church
1100 Central Avenue Hot Springs 71901 AR
United States

Cemetery Details


Crestview Cemetery Final Resting Place

3077 East Grand Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

3077 East Grand Avenue Hot Springs 71901 AR
United States

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