Frank Smith Humphries


Jan. 13, 1925 – April 3, 2017
Frank Smith Humphries, 92, of the Woods Community, passed away on Monday afternoon, April 3, 2017, in Carthage. He was born on Jan. 13, 1925, in Shelby County to the late Charles Edward and Florence Smith Humphries. Mr. Humphries served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Jean Bragg on May 5, 1955, in Shelby County. Mr. Humphries worked as a farmer and rancher in the Woods Community. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Bowden, Louise Adams, Ruby Powell, and Earline Burgess; brother, Edward Humphries; and grandchildren, Amanda Maurine and Benjamin Cody Post. 
Mr. Humphries is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean Bragg Humphries; son Charles Ferrin Humphries and wife Regina of Carthage; daughter, JoAnn Post and husband Eddie of Diana; grandsons, Aaron Humphries of Livingston and David Humphries and wife Sarah of the Woods Community; granddaughter, Hannah Holmes and husband Zach; great-grandchildren, Charles Thomas and Roman David Humphries of the Woods Community; brother-in-law, Wesley Burgess of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Mary Cranford of Frisco and Mattie Hughes of Pasadena; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will  be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Woods Cemetery with Chris Burris officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.
Pallbearers are Aaron Humphries, David Humphries, Zach Holmes, Hank Twomey, James Knight, and Tom Knight. Honorary pallbearer is Charlie Humphries. 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Judy and her staff at Marian Place, Heart’s Way Hospice, Shirley Bledsoe, and Ollie Mosby for all of their loving and gentle care. 
Memorials may be made to Heart’s Way Hospice, 437 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633, Woods Cemetery Assn., c/o Gail Fleming, 127 CR 4262, Tenaha, TX 75974, or Marian Place Education Fund, 1690 NE Loop, Carthage, TX 75633. 
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