Lurline Keith Chafin Humphrey, of Burgaw, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 94.
She was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Pender County to Walter “Babe” Keith and Geneva Smith Keith. The oldest of eight children, she graduated from Long Creek Grady High School. Lurline loved talking with people and working in her yard and garden.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her brothers, Edgar Keith, Robert Keith and Relmer Keith.
Lurline is survived by her children, Jennifer Chafin Todd, Norman Chafin and Alton Chafin; grandchildren, Shelley Chafin Sutton, Kara Chafin Toney, Keith Chafin, Dawn Todd Kutz, Leslie Todd, Mandy Chafin Hackler and Christiana Chafin McCafferty; great-grandchildren, Chase Rogers, Kohel Rogers, Jack Henry Sutton, Lilli Sutton, Madi Toney, Courtney Kutz, Cory Kutz, Pierceson Squires, Palmer Hackler, Innie Hackler and James McCafferty; sisters, Eunice Hines and Becky McGhee; brothers, Eugene Keith and James Keith; along with numerous other Keith relatives.
Lurline was married to the late Norman “Bill” Chafin of Houston and to the late John S. Humphrey, of Burgaw. She was a former member of Riley’s Creek Baptist Church and became a member of Burgaw Presbyterian Church. She was previously employed by Southern Bell Telephone Company, France Neckware and Sears. In addition, Lurline and her husband, John, farmed and sold a variety of produce.
A celebration of Lurline’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel with the Rev. Will Davis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the celebration service. Please come and share your memories of Lurline with her family and friends.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that you consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to your favorite charity.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.
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