Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Rock Hill Church of Christ Holiness USA for Minister Glen Funches, 61, who died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Jefferson Davis County Community Hospital. Rev. Richard Drummonds, pastor, officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Minister Glen Funches was born to Betty Lou Funches in Jefferson Davis County. He was reared by his mother and great-grandparents, Reggie and Zabra McInnis. He was a faithful member and The Son of the House at Rock Hill Church of Christ Holiness USA under the leadership of Elder Kerry Brown, Sr. and later Elder Richard Drummonds. He previously attended the Church of God under the leadership of John Culver.
He was called into ministry and preached his first message, “Crucify the Flesh” in November 2010; he received his Certification of Ordination from the Christ Life Temple, Incorporated.
Minister Funches was employed by Jefferson Davis County Schools as a maintenance person, bus driver and later transferred to the JDCS Transportation Department as a fuelman and mechanic assistant. He continued to drive the bus until his retirement in July 2020.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, James and Lillie McInnis and brother-in-law, James Craft.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Thompson Funches; stepchildren: Antonio, Latisha and Keiundra all of Prentiss and Roderick (Annabelle) of Redmond, Washington: mother, Betty Lou Grave of Prentiss; four grandchildren; siblings, Essie Lee (Melissa) Graves, Calvin (Novella) Graves, and Micheal Graves all of Prentiss: Melvin (Lakesia) Graves of Collins; sisters, Shelia Graves Craft of Prentiss; Anita (Donnie) Bethea of Pinola and many other relatives and friends.