Services Next Week for Memphis Lawyer, Former TBA President James Fraser Humphreys Jr. - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 10, 2019
Memphis attorney and former TBA President James Fraser Humphreys Jr. died on May 6. He was 93. Humphreys, a Memphis native, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1950. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, he practiced law for over 50 years in Memphis and was senior partner of Humphreys Dunlap, Wellford, Acuff and Stanton. Humphreys served as TBA president in 1993-94 and was also a former president of the Memphis Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Foundation. He served many years on the boards and as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Tennessee Bar Foundation. His family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday and at Idlewild Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. before the 1:30 p.m. service celebrating his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Idlewild Presbyterian Church, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Church Health or the University of Tennessee College of Law.