Obituary Betty Routh Foushee Seven Lakes

Mrs. Betty Routh Foushee, 90, of Seven Lakes, formerly of Pinebluff passed away peacefully surrounded by her children Sunday, May 30, 2021. West End, NC.

Mrs. Foushee was born December 10th 1930 in Hoke County, North Carolina, a daughter of Manly and Loy Routh of Cameron. Betty graduated from East Carolina Teacher’s College with a degree in Education.  Betty was a long-time educator in Moore County having taught first grade at Southern Pines Elementary and Pinehurst Elementary. She loved her students as her own and always enjoyed seeing them out in the community as years passed on.

She was a long-time member of the Pinebluff United Methodist Church and later attended services at West End United Methodist Church.  Even when she wasn’t able to attend services in her final years her children would drive her by the church every Friday going to Deb’s Cut and Curl (Beth) and she would always say “There’s my church. How I love and miss my church!”

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Lee Foushee, son Ralph Mitchell Foushee, and beloved dog Sam. She is survived by her son Paul Brent Foushee, daughter Cynthia Suzanne Oakley, Son-in-law Alan Oakley.

She was a woman of God with a beautiful and kind spirit who was devoted to her husband (Punk), family, church and community. She was a veracious reader that would check out and read as many as 4-5 books per week. Betty came from a long line of talented Southern cooks and cooked many of delicious meals for her family and friends. She loved to entertain in her home and have spirited conversations around the dinner table. Her potato salad was a covered dish crowd pleaser! Betty’s presence in the kitchen and home-cooked meals will be forever missed by her children.

It was a life well lived. “Soooo Good!!!”

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 30th, 2021 from 5-7 pm at Boles Funeral Home, 221 MacDougall Dr. Seven Lakes NC.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 am at the Pinebluff Cemetery 163 Sykes Ln.  Pinebluff, North Carolina. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Liberty Hospice of Southern Pines, Pinebluff United Methodist Church, or West End United Methodist Church.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.

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