Mr. Mitchell “Mitch” Dale Humphrey, 77 of Hazlehurst, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022, at his residence after an extended illness.
Born in Harriman, TN on October 25, 1944, he had lived in Hazlehurst for the past 50 years. Mr. Humphrey served in the United States Navy from August 14, 1962- February 24, 1966. After leaving the Navy he continued to serve in the United States Reserves until August 13, 1968. He had worked as a printer and offset operator for Johnson Office Solutions and was known as a man of all trades. He loved to eat at buffets and didn’t like to wait on anyone to cook. Mr. Humphrey enjoyed eating sweets especially Little Debbie cakes. Mr. Humphrey cherished his granddaughter, Nicole Taylor, who helped take care of him in the later part of his life. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church in Hazlehurst.
He was a son of the late Monroe David & Pauline Jarnigan Humphrey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Videlia Murray; a son Johnny Mack Cooper; one brother David Humphrey; and a younger brother who was his sister’s twin that passed away at birth.
Survivors include his two daughters, Dale (Darrain) Ellis of Hazlehurst, Sherry (Jeff) Berryhill of McRae; three sons, Lewis (Rose) Cooper, Mitchell L. (Resa) Humphrey, and Charles Humphrey all of Hazlehurst; two sisters, Linda (Welzie) Swafford of Tennessee and Pamela (Craig) Carter of North Carolina; one brother, Danny Humphrey of Cornelia GA; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Humphrey will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 2:00 o'clock from the Oakland Baptist Church with Bro. Royce Hulett officiating and Mr. Dylan Berryhill giving the eulogy.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Lance Ellis, Dustin Ellis, Dylan Berryhill, Jeremy Cooper, Victor Cooper, and Nash Humphrey.
The family kindly requests members of the Oakland Baptist Church Senior Adult Sunday school class, Buddy Rea, and Wilbur Dykes to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the church by 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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