Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Obituary
Priscilla Culver Humphrey

Mrs. Priscilla Culver Humphrey, daughter of the late Mr. Sol and Francis Prenell Culver was born February 24, 1895 in Franklin County.

She confessed Christianity at an early age and united with the Galilee A. M. E. Church, and served faithfully. She later moved her membership to Triumph Church where she served faithfully. She was married to the late Mr. John Humphrey.

She departed this life July 4 1987 in King Daughter's Hospital, Brookhaven, MS. She leaves to mourn her passing a loving daughter, Sally Robinson, one son Rufus Humphrey, both of Brookhaven, MS. One stepson, Luther Humphrey of Homestead Florida. One son preceded her in death. Thirteen grandchildren, thirty-nine great grandchildren, one sister Sara Effern, three daughter-in-laws Cloratee Humphrey, Ada Humphrey, Rose M. Humphrey, two brother-in-law Willie Humphrey, Phillip Wesley, two sister-in-law Allie Mae Humphries and Alice Wesley. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Obituary Courtesy Robin Diane Hunter and Velma Markham Hunter
Photograph Courtesy of Nathaniel Thomas
Members of Priscilla's family, the Culver family, married into my Markham family.


  1. The painting is lovely. Her eyes and mouth are so expressive.

  2. I wonder what relation was George Humphrey to her husband?

    1. George Humphrey b. about 1864, d. 1929, who was married to Betty Unknown and Fannie Dixon was the father of Priscilla's husband John Humphrey. George and Betty were John's parents.

  3. My mother Phyllis Marie Drummer (Fair) mother was Anne Beatrice Humphrey. Wonder could they be related.

    Daniel Austin Humphries Sr- (Slave owner)
    2nd great-grandfather
    Soloman Humphries (1839 - 1916)
    son of Daniel Austin Humphries Sr
    Doray B "Douga" Humphrey (1894 - 1973)
    son of Soloman Humphries
    Annie B. Humphrey (1921 - 2013)
    daughter of Doray B "Douga" Humphrey
    Phyllis M. Fair
    You are the daughter of Annie B. Humphrey

    FYI Census taker changed the spelling of the name for some reason. I would love to connect.

    1. This group also had different spellings for the surname and they were from Copiah and Lincoln Counties, Mississippi. I don't know the name of their slave owner. Priscilla's husband was John Humphrey born about 1896. John's parents were George Humphrey b. 1864, and Betty. George's parents were Martin Humphrey b about 1840 and Louisa Blue. Priscilla had a son named Solomon Humphrey b 1920. I think he was named after her father, Solomon Culver.

    2. THANKS. TO TO GET MY research on. Thanks again so much