MAIDEN, N.C. - Betty Furr Hunsucker, age 95, of Maiden passed away on March 28, 2022 at Carolina Caring in Newton.
Betty was born on October 22, 1926 in Catawba County, daughter of the late Marshall Bryan Furr and Mabel Zenobia Rowland.
After graduating from Newton High School, Betty attended business school in Newton before pursuing a decades-long career as a bookkeeper. For 30 years she worked for Arndt & Herman Lumber Company in Conover under Sonny Herman, her boss and longtime friend. Later, she moved on to Kaiser Kuhn Lighting Company in Maiden, where she was known for her southern charm with the customers and her way with numbers—she could always catch an accounting mistake.
As a longtime member of Memorial Reformed Church, Betty served in many capacities. She was a Sunday School teacher, Circle Leader, and the church treasurer for more than 60 years. In her younger days she directed the children’s Christmas pageant. And all through the years she could be found in her usual seat, singing hymns in her unmistakable soprano. It was important to Betty to share her faith with her children, making church attendance a routine in their lives. From the small, tight-knit congregation, she gathered a circle of friends who would love and support her for many years.
Betty never met a stranger. She would talk to anyone she encountered. Among family and friends, she will be remembered for her long, colorful stories and her seasoned repertoire of corny jokes.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Betty’s caregivers over these last years who have tended to her every need, Joann Appling, Debra Avery, and Peach Singer, you are angels.
She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Bobby K. Furr and M.B. Furr, and her former husband George E. Hunsucker Jr.
She is survived by her cherished family, son Bruce Hunsucker; daughter Gina Martin (Roger); grandchildren Heather Carroll (Lance), Daniel Hunsucker (Audriana), Hannah Martin, and Patrick Martin; and great-granddaughter Julia Eve Carroll.
The Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel Maiden, 1101 East Maiden Road, Maiden, NC 28650 with Rev. Ronnie W. Parker officiating.
Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park, 3060 U.S. Hwy 70 S.E., Hickory, NC 28602.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in memory of Betty Hunsucker to Memorial Reformed Church, 201 E. Main St., Maiden, NC 28650, Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658, or to the charity of one's choice.
Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.
Burke Mortuary of Maiden, N.C. is serving the Hunsucker family.