John Humphrey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - John Wheeler Humphrey, Sr., husband of Camilla Philson Humphrey, died at home on Saturday, September 27, 2008 following battle against lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 30, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, The Rev. Robert M. Watkins and Elder Garn Capps officiating. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Humphrey. Mr. Humphrey was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina and graduated from Jacksonville High School. He attended the University of North Carolina and served in United States Army, returning to graduate from the University of South Carolina were he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Upon graduating, he joined Burroughs Corp. as a salesman and spent entire business life in the employ of Burroughs/Unisys. He was Branch Manager of their Augusta operation for 30 years, retiring in 1991. Mr. Humphrey was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, having served as an Elder and a Trustee. He was a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class and a frequent Usher. He was a former member of the West Augusta Rotary Club and West Lake Country Club where he served on the Board of Directors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, John and Phil, granddaughters Kelly and Katie, grandson Cole, two sisters, Doris H. Gillikin of Beaufort, NC and Donnie H. Cannon (Douglas) of Morehead City, NC, nieces, Doris Ann Cousens (Lyman) and Pamela Ricks (Richard) and nephew, Thomas Gillikin. The thanks and gratitude from the family are extended to friends at Medical Oncology Associates, Heartland Hospice and to Dr. Silvana B. Bucur for their warm and loving care. The family will receive friends at the home, 2402 Woodbluff Court, from 5:00-7:00 PM on the evening of Tuesday September 29, and during the hour prior to Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Covenant Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to a charity of your choice. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-September 28, 2008

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