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175 VFW Post Rd / PO Box 725
CORNELIA, GA 30531
Phone: 706-778-8668
Fax: 706-776-9257
Betty Jean Funk

Betty Jean Funk

Saturday, July 6th, 1929 - Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Betty Jean Funk, age 89, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018.

Born on July 6, 1929 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Godfrey Martin and Essie Pearl Hefner Funk. Mrs. Funk retired from Baldwin Garment Company after many years of service. She volunteered with the Sharing and Caring and was a local poll worker for many years. In her spare time, Mrs. Funk enjoyed reading, flowers, gardening and seeing the forests and wildlife on rides through the mountains and Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area with her great nephew, Kendall Green.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Funk was also preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Hicks; sister, Emma Mae Hunter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harvey and Hazel Funk, Godfrey, Jr. and Patty Funk, George Arthur Funk and Ralph Funk; brothers-in-law, Tommy Powell and Lloyd Chambers.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Stanley Brooks of McDonough, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lera Hicks of Mt. Airy; grandchildren, Allison Shultz Smith of McDonough, Stuart P. and Megan Brooks of Dallas, Georgia and Amy Hicks Bevers of St. George Island, Florida; six great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Agnes Green Powell of Mt. Airy and Bonnie Lee Chambers of Lilburn, Georgia; brother and sister-in-law, James and Donna Funk of Homer; sister-in-law, Mary Funk of Cornelia; special nieces, Judy Pitts of Mt. Airy and Gloria Wade of Cornelia; numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 2 pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Billy Burrell and Rev. Larry Ryals officiating. Interment will follow in Welcome Home Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Tuesday and from 12-2 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    Address
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    Address
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 2:00pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    Address
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Billy Burrell
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Larry Ryals
  • Interment

    Location
    Welcome Home Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    Welcome Home Road
    Mt Airy, GA 30563
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Linda Palmer

Posted at 02:13pm
I'm glad I had the pleasure of knowing Betty Jean. She was one of a kind. My son Kendall loved her dearly. She will be missed by many.
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Joyce Gulley

Posted at 10:33am
Sending my love & most heartfelt sympathy to each one of my extended family. Praying that God gives you comfort & strength during this difficult time. Many, many memories of times spent with this special family.
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Pam Carroll

Posted at 08:36am
Agnes, Barbara, Bonny, Judy and rest of family Know that you are in my prayers May God comfort you and give you peace at this time
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