February 17, 1947 ~ April 27, 2022

Born in: Haywood Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Becky Young Warren, 75, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

A native of Haywood Co., Becky was a daughter of the late Frank and Gincy Cairnes Young.

She was a graduate of Enka High School Class of 1965 and earned a degree in a four-year program taking night classes while working at American Enka. She retired from there after 37½ years. She was a former member of the Upper Hominy Fire Dept. Auxiliary. She was also a longtime member of Piney Mountain United Methodist Church, where she also served as Church Treasurer and instructor of both the knitting class and the Sunday School class for 2nd and 3rd graders.

In her free time, she was a very good cook and an avid gardener famous for her corn.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, Ray Eugene “Dean” Warren; brother, Troy Lee Young; and sisters-in-law, Kitty O’Kelley and Wanda Coffey (Donald).

The funeral service for Mrs. Warren will be held at Piney Mountain United Methodist Church on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Pastors Vic Wilfong, Allen Rash, and Brad Parker will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Warren, Brent Blankenship, Mark Davis, Stevie O’Kelley, Ricky Farren, and Buster Crowe. Men of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Her family will receive friends for one hour at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piney Mountain United Methodist Church, 14 Piney Mountain Church Rd., Candler, NC 28715.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Visitation: May 1, 2022 2:00 pm

Piney Mountain United Methodist Church
14 Piney Mountain Church Road
Candler, NC 28715

Funeral Service: May 1, 2022 3:00 pm

Piney Mountain United Methodist Church
14 Piney Mountain Church Road
Candler, NC 28715

Burial: May 1, 2022 4:00 pm

Piney Mountain UM Church Cemetery
14 Piney Mountain Church Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

(828) 667-3031

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Surely hate to learn of Becky’s passing. She was always such a pleasure to work with, and so professional. Prayers for solace during this time of loss.
    Ron Morrow
    American Enka/BASF

  2. I am so sad to hear about your loss, Becky was a very special person. Always had a sweet smile. Love her and Dean.

  3. I’m heartbroken to hear of Becky’s passing but so happy I saw her and Dean recently. I loved Becky, she was as sweet and kind as she was pretty. She will be missed. Prayers to Dean and the family. We love you.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Becky. Haven’t seen her since high school. She was always so pleasant and kind. I had a lot of classes with her.

  5. Praying for all the family. Just talked to her last Sunday at Primitives Singing at Ridgeway. Carolyn and Gerald Stamey

  6. We are heartbroken to learn of Becky’s passing. Our consolation is in knowing that she is now, with our Heavenly Father! She always, spoke, smiled, and uplifted me, whenever or where-ever, we met, always, relecting God’s Light within her. We love her And Dean dearly, and she will be gravely missed!

  7. We are saddened to hear of Becky’s sudden death. She was such a happy and fun loving person. We will miss her so much as will many others.
    Tommy and Betsy Cooper

  8. So so sad. My heart is breaking. I love her so much. Dean I am truly sorry for your loss. We will miss her so much. The neighborhood will not be the same. Prayer’s and Love to you and the family.

  9. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Becky. She lived her faith and I loved her. It was a joy being in church with her.

  10. We are so sorry to hear of Becky’s sudden death, she was always smiling, friendly & kind. She will deeply missed in our Community 😢 Love & Prayers to Dean & all her Family 💝🙏🙏💝


  12. Awfully sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. Had the privilege of getting to work with her many years at Enka/BASF; she was always helpful and a pleasure to be around.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Dean and family. Dick Allen, Etowah

  13. To Becky’s husband and family…
    My heart is saddened in the passing of your beloved Becky. I knew her from working at American Enka. She was always so full of joy, kindness, and love for the Lord. May the good and loving memories of this sweet lady live on in your heart and bring you a lasting peace.
    Peace, love and prayers…..

  14. Becky was such a gifted person. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do. She also had such a kind heart to help anyone young or old. She was a hard worker whether cleaning medical equipment or teaching Sunday School. Her life was such a testimony to her Lord. She will be greatly missed.

  15. I am so sorry to hear this news. I surely will miss Becky’s beautiful smiling face everytime I saw her. Dean I will be praying for you and your family. Love all of you.

  16. I met this sweet lady when she came with her husband to my house many years ago to put up hay in the field above my house. I had just had my second son and she asked if she could come inside and hold the baby. I told her she could and ever since, I have seen them out and about in the community at different times and places. I literally saw her just last week and she told me to come see her. Dean, and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! What a sweet lady! Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers!💛

  17. We are all sad to hear of Becky’s passing. She was such a beautiful and kind person and she will be missed. Dean, you are in our prayers. May God give you comfort in knowing that we will see each other again. We love you dear friend.

  18. So sorry to learn of Becky’s passing. I worked with her at American Enka 35 years ago. She was such a pleasant person to be around – always a smile and willing to help. Thoughts and prayers are with Dean and family during this difficult time. May God grant you comfort and peace.
    Sharon Carter


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