Eleanor Gurganus Humphrey

September 16, 1938 - October 6, 2023
Eleanor Gurganus Humphrey

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Eleanor Gurganus Humphrey, age 85, passed away on October 6, 2023, in Bath, NC. She was born on September 16, 1938.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Edward Humphrey, her father, Lewis Edward Gurganus, her mother, Media Gurganus, and her siblings: Edna G. Elks, Selma Harden, Charlotte Biggs, Glenn Gurganus, Grace Spencer, Naomi Alligood, and Marvin Modlin. She was also preceded in death by her nieces: Eve E. Parker and June Elliott; nephews Greg Alligood and Marvin Modlin Jr.

Eleanor is survived by her loving daughter, Debra Woolard and husband Keenan, her siblings: Kent Gurganus and Betty Lou Elliott. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A Memorial Service to honor Eleanor’s life will be held at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service in Washington, NC, on Saturday, October 14, 2023. The visitation will take place from 10:00am to 11:00am, followed by the service from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the D.A.R.T Team c/o Kent Gurganus, 243 Bowen Rd, Bath, NC 27808, the Salvation Army, or the charity of your choice.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC is honored to serve the Humphrey family.

Memorial Service

Saturday, October 14, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • January 13, 2024
    Vicky Blake says:
    I remember riding my bike to visit her. I ran into her a year or so ago and found that she had changed a bit from the woman I called my friend as a child. I always enjoyed her company? So sorry for your loss. I don’t get daily news but check obits. Sorry I did not know until recently as I would have gone to her funeral. You are fortunate to have had her in your family !

  • December 03, 2023
    Rita Modlin Coggins says:
    Eleanor was a sweet great-cousin. So sad to miss Aunt Media’s child. Take care family. The Modlins are still thinking about y’all and love you.

  • October 24, 2023
    Dolores Morgan says:
    Love & prayers to the family & friends of Eleanor. She will be missed.

  • October 17, 2023
    Heidi Jernigan Smith says:
    I enjoyed getting to know Miss Eleanor through the Salvation Army in Washington. She was a treasure.

  • October 13, 2023
    Mark and Nora Jo Woolard says:
    So sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless each of you.

  • October 12, 2023
    Mark Elliott says:
    Aunt Eleanor, thank you for always being One Amazing and Fun Aunt. Beautiful and Charismatic. Your Sweet T’ea and Ability to share Life Stories were Unique and Stylish. Thank You Aunt Eleanor for The Love and Kindness You will be greatly missed. Love Ya Always Mark

  • October 09, 2023
    Marvin Alligood says:
    She was a wonderful lady. I can see her handing out her wonderful FUDGE at Oden Store each year. Loved to listen to her stories about her traveling around the country. She will be missed.