Betty Cain Funchess, age 79, of Forest City, NC, formerly of Carlsbad, New Mexico, went home to with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Betty was born February 28, 1940 to the late Jacob "Paul" Cain and Oma Viola Martin Cain. She was a graduate of Carlsbad High School, class of 1958 and a charter member of Faith Baptist Church. Betty was the heart of her family; she loved each one in her own special way. Throughout her life she was a dedicated and loving helpmate to her husband and a devoted mother to her sons. Her entire life was centered around her relationship with God and serving others. One of the many ways she expressed her love was through her cooking. From homemade Mexican food, barbeque brisket, her infamous pudding cakes and fudge rings, even until a few days before her death, she found great delight in cooking for the enjoyment of others. She was also a skilled seamstress who loved sewing beautiful dresses for her granddaughters. Her life's passion was that of reaching others with the Gospel. She had a great desire that everyone would accept Christ as their Savior.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Hearn; great-grandchildren: Elealeh Faith Reitz, Timothy J. Funchess and two special nephews, Kent Hearn and Rusty Cain.
Those left to treasure her memory include her loving husband of fifty-nine years, Edward "Gene" Funchess; brother, Paul W. Cain and wife Dilys, who was the sister she never had, of Reno, NV; four sons, Tim Funchess (Elsa) of Carlsbad, NM, Lanny J. Funchess (Laura) of Cliffside, NC, Danny Funchess (Mary Ann) of Forest City, NC and Howard Funchess (Mandy) of Albuquerque, NM;. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, Paul Funchess (Christie), Daniel Funchess, Jennifer Funchess, Hannah Reitz (Jacob), Kent Funchess, Autumn Dallas (Kenny), Caleb Funchess (Connie), Abigail Carlson (Clay), Addyson Funchess, Chad Funchess, Summer Funchess, Carson Funchess and twenty-three great-grandchildren; two nieces, Kay Roper (Terry) of Carlsbad, NM and Kellie Moore of Houston, Texas and many extended family and friends.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Faith Baptist Church with Reverend Tim Funchess, Reverend Lanny J. Funchess, Reverend Jacob Reitz and Reverend Paul Funchess officiating. Burial will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery with Paul Funchess, Daniel Funchess, Kent Funchess, Caleb Funchess, Chad Funchess, Carson Funchess, Jacob Reitz and Clay Carlson serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.
Memorial donations are requested to the Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 2415 Florida Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Harrelson Funeral Home and Denton-Wood Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
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