Funeral services with Elks rights, to celebrate the life of Marilyn Dority Furniss, 57, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM in Elgin Congregational Holiness Church. Interment will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Luke and Rev. Donnie Barrett will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 21, 2011 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Furniss's memory to SCOA Cares Foundation, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, or Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge Youth Activities, P.O. Box 776, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Mrs. Furniss, wife of John Allen Furniss, Sr. died Monday, January 17, 2011. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John T. Dority. She was a member of Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge #2603 where she was a P.E.R. and very active with the youth functions of the lodge. Marilyn was also a member of the Country Spirit Line Dancers.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John; sons Buddy Furniss (Dorothy Davis) and Jason Furniss (Erika Barrett) and daughter, Heidi Craft (Michael) and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Furniss was predeceased by a grandson, Ethan Furniss.
Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff Elgin Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
On-line condolences may be sent to the Furniss family at www.kornegayfuneral.com.