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Obituaries

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Oct 31--Mrs. Mary Louise Humphrey, 85, of Alamo, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Community Hospice in Vidalia, GA.  She was born January 19, 1934 in Wheeler County, GA to the late David James and Annie Swinson Hartley.    
Mrs. Humphrey was an active member of Alamo First Baptist Church, and faithfully served the Woman’s Missionary Union for many years. She was an active member of the Lions Club and also served in the American Legion auxiliary.  While assisting her husband with bookkeeping and managing his sawmill and logging business, she built, owned and operated a successful poultry farm for many years.  She finished her work life serving as a para-pro at Wheeler County Elementary School for 10 years before retiring.  She loved to cross stitch and bake in her spare time, and was quite famous for her apple tarts and her eight layer chocolate cake.  Her sweet spirit and loving presence will be missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Humphrey is survived by three children: Elizabeth Driscoll (James) of TN, Frank Pickle (Angie) of SC, and Lee Pickle (Darlene) of Alamo; seven grandchildren: Michael Driscoll, Phillip Driscoll, Jennifer Kuhlers, Matthew Pickle, Lindsey Dasher, Chris Pickle, and Brittany Whitworth; ten great-grandchildren: Ella, Ansley, Liam, Peyton, Bailey, Cole, Mason, Cambell, Gage, and Everly; and three brothers: Lomus Hartley (Ruth), William Hartley (Doris), and Wade Hartley (Kathy).
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands: Eldridge Lee Pickle Sr. and Billy Humphrey; brother: James Hartley; and sister: Sarah Doster.  
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Towns Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 1, 2019 with Rev. Kyle Woodfin officiating and interment following in Alamo City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alamo First Baptist Church.

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