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Barbara Whittington Funderburk

April 29, 1942 — September 17, 2021

Barbara Whittington Funderburk

Patrick, SC

Mrs. Barbara Whittington Funderburk, age 79, entered into rest on Friday, September 17, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Monday, September 20, 2021 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Bro. Odell Shepard and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Palmetto Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The funeral services will be live-streamed on the Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home Facebook page.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please continue social distancing and face coverings are strongly encouraged.

Mrs. Funderburk was born April 29, 1942 in Randleman, NC a daughter of the late Reid Whittington and Katherine Paul Whittington Cox. She was a faithful member of Palmetto Baptist Church. In 1976, Mrs. Funderburk, along with her late husband, Robert, opened Funderburk’s Wheel Service operating until their retirement in 2005. Barbara’s heart and passion was being a dedicated caregiver to her beloved daughter Missy, to whom she dedicated over 20 years of faithful love and care. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, and working in her flowers.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Funderburk was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert J. Funderburk; daughter, Melissa “Missy” Funderburk Wallace; infant sister, Peggy Whittington; sister, Alice Harrelson and her husband, Kermit; brothers, Reid Whittington, Jr. and his wife, Linda, and David Whittington; brothers-in-law, Eugene Chappell, and Jerry Wayne Southard; and sister-in-law, Melissa Whittington.

Survivors include her children, Dena (Jerry) Gainey of Chesterfield, SC, Scarlet Moore and special friend, Matt Carpenter of Patrick, SC; and Robert J. “Robbie” (Dawn) Funderburk, II of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Travis (Lizzie) Rivers, Jennifer (Jason) Stafford both of Chesterfield, SC, Melissa (Josh) Winburn, and Trent Moore both of Patrick, SC, and Robert Cody Funderburk of Ruby, SC; great grandchildren, Jase and Jenna Stafford, Reagan, Dexter, and Zoe Rivers all of Chesterfield, SC, Leyton Bennett, Fallen Winburn, and Raylen Johnson all of Patrick, SC; brother, Ronnie (Jean) Whittington of Cordova, NC; sisters, Mary (Odell) Shepard of Rockingham, NC, Janette Chappell of Ellerbe, NC, Sue Southard of Patrick, SC ; sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Alfred) Tyner of Patrick, SC, Darlene (James) Miles of Jefferson, SC, Debi (McNair) Tornow of Beach Mountain, NC, and Sharon (Ed) Burr of Augusta, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. John F. McLeod, III, and staff of McLeod Family Medicine of Cheraw; Dr. Rajesh Bajaj and the staff of McLeod Oncology and Hematology Associates of Florence; staff of Kindred at Home of Cheraw; staff of McLeod Hospice; and dedicated caregivers, Scarlet Moore, Wanda Dixon, Renee Shepherd, and Tonya Craig for the exceptional love and care shown to Mrs. Funderburk and their family.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC ( is serving the Funderburk family.

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Past Services


Sunday, September 19, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home

318 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 20, 2021

Starts at 4:00 pm

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel

318 E Main St, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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Committal Following Funeral

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