Samuel Funches, Jr.

Published 1:23 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mr. Samuel “Sam” Funches, 62, died early Thursday morning August 29, 2016 at the V. A. Home in Jackson. Services for Mr. Funches were held on Saturday September 3, 2016 at Outreach Fellowship Revival Center, with Pastor Jessie J. Holloway officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion M. B. Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Funches was the son of the late James R. Funches and the late Jessener Hooker Funches of rural Jeflferson Davis County. At an early age he joined the Mt. Zion Church, and remained a member until his death. Mr. Funches was reared and educated in the Jefferson Davis County area, prior to serving a two year term in the United States military. As a provider, Mr. Funches operated his own barber and beauty shop for most of his adult life, while working as a driver for the U. S. Postal Service and for the V. A. Hospital in Jackson.

Mr. Funches married the late former Bettye White of Prentiss, and to this union two children were born.

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Mr. Funches’ survivors include one daughter, Angela Funches of Jackson; one son Samuel (Kesha) Funches, III of Madison; one brother, Rev. Jessie James Holloway of Prentiss; one sister, Carolyn Funches of Prentiss; five grandchildren; three aunts; and a number of other relatives and friends.