Eloise Perry Humphries, 77, of Conyers, died Sept. 1. The daughter of the late Agnes Morton Perry and Henry Jackson Perry Sr., of Lorraine Community, Rockdale County, she was born in 1929. Mrs. Humphries was a life-long resident of Rockdale County. She was preceded in death by husband Homer Walker Humphries Jr., daughter DeLoyce Humphries Anderson Bullington and sister Juanita Perry of Sanders. Mrs. Humphries attended Union United Methodist Church and had many friends there. She was a Girl Scout leader and talented seamstress. Mrs. Humphries loved nature, growing flowers, crafts and cooking. She spent a number of years helping in her parent's country grocery store, Jack Perry's Grocery. During her stay at Rockdale Healthcare Center, Mrs. Humphries maintained her cheerful and positive attitude and encouraged others to do the same.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Elaine and Randy Cole of Covington, Nancy and Paul Owensby of Stockbridge; step-daughter and son-in-law Rosemary and William Scaring of Titusville, Fla.; grandchildren Randy Eugene Anderson and Steven Paul Owensby of Stockbridge, Jennifer Elaine Cole and Brandon Walker Cole of Covington; step-granddaughter Karen Marie Trapane of Carlsbad, Calif; great-grandchild John Anderson of Covington; four other great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren Cody Harris and Alexa Harris of Carlsbad; brother Henry Jackson Perry Jr., and wife Gladys of Big Canoe; sister Jean Perry Long and husband Thomas Edward Long of Conyers; sisters-in-law Wylena Humphries Hall of Ridgecrest, Calif., Gail Humphries of Macon, Rosemary Humphries Paige of Conyers; many beloved nieces and nephews and their families.
Mrs. Humphries was cremated, and a memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sept. 4 at Union United Methodist Church, Stockbridge, with the Rev. James Hood and the Rev. John Whatley officiating. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetic Association or Union United Methodist Church.