Minnie Evelyn Furey

February 4, 1930March 2, 2018
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Minnie Evelyn Furey, 88 years of age, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Bowers Hospice House. Born on February 4, 1930 in Beckley, WV, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Weldon Beckett and Ethel Thompson Beckett.

“MeMaw” or “Grandma” as her grandchildren called her, was a lifelong and the oldest surviving member of Coal Marsh Missionary Baptist Church in Glen Daniel. Earlier in life, she was the “Avon Lady” for years in Glen Daniel. She was well known for her cooking and baking and won the Betty Crocker Baking Award at the State Fair. Later in life she loved bus tours. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, the outdoors and loved to go camping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Robert McVernon Furey. She is survived by her sons, Randy Furey and his wife, Sandy, Michael Furey and his wife, Toni, and Blaine Furey and his wife, Katrina; grandchildren, Justin Furey, Olivia Stewart and her husband, Chris, Vess Furey, Matthew Furey and Jordan Brown and his wife Carol; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis King and Betty King; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends, Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Dewey Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Christus Garden of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers honoring Mrs. Furey are her grandsons.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Blue Ridge Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 4, 2018

Minnie Evelyn Furey

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Jeff King

March 4, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss. I will always have very pleasant memories of my visits with Evelyn and Bob. Bob always had plenty of stories to tell and Evelyn always had plenty of good food to share. We were made to feel welcomed and at home. They will be missed.

Danny Tyree

March 3, 2018

So sorry for your loss. God bless. Danny Tyree. Yadkinville NC.

betty king

March 3, 2018

l miss your help when I need it.what fun we had on our bus tours.glad we were sisters

Ray and Karen Feury

March 2, 2018

When I think of Evelyn I think of family and love.
What wonderful memories I have especially the summer I spent working in Glen Daniels. I was always welcome and there was always an extra plate if I wanted or needed something to eat. I was family and I felt love.
If there is anything I could say to Evelyn right now it would be thank you.
Thank you for the love and memories you shared with not only me but others.
To all my cousins know that we feel the pain of knowing that she is gone but also know that there must be some kind of a reunion on the other side.
Thank for sharing her with our world.
Cousin Ray

Aunt Violet sends her love and blessings.