Elsie Florine Humphrey, 79, longtime worker in factory industry

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Elsie Florine “Flossie” Humphrey, 79, of Leland, N.C. passed away July 21, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 13, 1936, in Hallsboro, N.C., to the late Milburn and Virginia Maultsby of Columbus County. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Budner, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.

Elsie Florine Humphrey
      Elsie Florine Humphrey

Elsie graduated from Acme-Delco High School in 1956, and attended Miller-Motte Business College. She had many jobs and a long career working in the factory industry, including at Block Industries, Indian Head Hosiery and a plant off Sunnyvale Drive that had various names — most common were Singer, Snyder General and Heatcraft, from which she retired.

She was a hard worker, loving and dedicated wife and mother, and a friend to all. Her talents were widely known by all who knew her for her great cooking, conversation, laughter and a passion for sewing.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Gene B. Humphrey; two children, Alvin R. Humphrey (Brenda Johnson) of LeLand, N.C.; Audrey Humphrey Zearfoss (C. Douglas) of Wilmington, N.C.; a grandson, Eric Johnson (Amanda) of Leland, N.C.; three sisters, Margaret Feeley, Minnie Lunsford and Mildred Maready, all of Wilmington, N.C; cousin, Faye Richards; and many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friends, neighbors and co-workers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, N.C. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jim Everette officiating. The family will receive friends at the family home in Leland, N.C., after the service.

You can send flowers or make a donation in her Elsie’s name to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, or to a cancer charity of your choice.

Condolences to the family may be offered atwww.coblewardsmithwilmington.com

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