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Obituary: Wallace Elzie Humphress, 79, Columbia, KY

He was a member of a large, respected Adair County family and of the Egypt Christian Church. Mr. Humphress was a former truck driver and small engine repairman and was a US Army Veteran.

Wallace Elzie Humphress, 79, Columbia, KY, died Saturday, October 17, 2009, at Brownsburg Health Care in Brownsburg, IN.

The funeral service is at 1pmCT, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY with Bro. Hugh Withers the officiating clergy. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with military honors by VFW Post 6097, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 10amCT, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at the funeral home.


Wallace Elzie Humphress (1930-2009)

He was born June 25, 1930, a son of the late Elzie and Lonetta Thomas Humphress, and died October 17, 2009 in Brownsburg, IN, at the age of 79 years, 3 months, and 25 days.

a US Army Veteran, and was a former truck driver and small engine repairman. He was a member of the Egypt Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Beatrice Cothon Humphress; a daughter, Brenda Joyce Humphress; and a brother, Joe Humphress.

Survivors include the following:
  • Three sons; Mike and his wife Judy Humphress, Campbellsville, KY; Rick and his wife Rhonda Humhress, Carmel, IN; and Ron and his wife Kimberly Humphress, Brownsburg, IN

  • Four daughters: Debra Levingston, Indianapolis, IN; Cheryl and husband Tim Dunn, Mooresville, IN; Charlotte and husband Jody Sloan, New Castle, IN; and Tammy Humphress, Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: Billy Humphress, Columbia, KY; and Wayne Humphress, Florida

  • Two sisters: Louise Butler, Columbia, KY, KY; and Mary evelyn Hamilton, Illinois

  • Thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: grissomfuneralhome@windstream.net. Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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