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George Norwood Funderburk

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George N. Funderburk


George Norwood Funderburk, 71, passed away Sunday morning, March 24, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Claud Sapp and Frances Norwood Funderburk.

George was a graduate of the former Asheville School for boys, Furman University and received his J.D. in law from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was a private practice attorney for 30 years and was a commissioner for 6 years with the S.C. Workers Compensation Commission. He was a proud lifelong Democrat who worked in numerous local, state and national campaigns. He served as a legal aide the U.S. Representative James R. Mann from 1968-71.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann Downen Funderburk, of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, John Downen and Elizabeth Funderburk of Washington, DC; and their children, Jackson Sapp Funderburk and James Bennett Funderburk; a brother, Claud Sapp Funderburk and his wife, Kathryn of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service to Celebrate his Life will be Wednesday, March 27 at 4 pm at The Mackey Mortuary. The family will receive friends following the service at Riverbend Club House.

Memorials may be made to McCall Hospice House, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

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Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 25, 2013
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