P. Lanham Dorn (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Marguerite Powell Lanham Dorn, 67, beloved wife and companion of Thomas "Tom" Wiley Dorn, Sr., entered into rest May 20, 2008 at University Hospital, Augusta, GA. Funeral Services will be held Friday May 23 at 11 AM at Republican Baptist Church, Edgefield, SC with Rev. James F. Bray officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Dorn was a native of Decatur, GA. She was born August 9, 1940. She lived most of her adult life in Edgefield, SC. She was the daughter of the late James Garland Powell and Marguerite Green. Mrs. Dorn graduated from Decatur High School in 1958 and attended the Massey Business School of Decatur. She was self-employed as an antique dealer having recently owned and operated her own shop, Vintage Finds. She was a lifetime Baptist and a member of Republican Baptist Church of Edgefield. Mrs. Dorn, an avid outdoorswoman, enjoyed a wide range of activities including boating, fishing, and camping. Other interests included horseback riding and a good hand of bridge. Affectionately known as "Monga", by her grandchildren, she was devoted to their happiness and well being. A constant friend, she had a keen sense of wit about her and lived her life daily to the fullest. She was beloved by her family and friends and her cheery disposition will be sorely missed by all who had the distinct honor of having known this truly remarkable woman. Survivors include her husband, 6 sons- William "Bill" Driskell Lanham, III and his wife Debra; Robert "Bob" Preston Lanham and his wife Penny; Steven "Steve" Garland Lanham and his wife Robin; Kenneth "Ken" Powell Lanham; Thomas Wiley Dorn, II and his wife Jennifer; Ellis Peeler Dorn, all of North Augusta, SC. One Daughter- Jeleh Dorn Ghaffari and her husband, Reza Ghaffari of Chantilly, VA. Also 16 grandchildren- Steven Brooks Lanham; Bryan Scott Lanham; Justin Powell Lanham; Brittney Diane Lanham; Kyle Preston Lanham; William Driskell Lanham, IV; Danielle Nicole Lanham; Troy Eric Cumbee; Briggs Rutledge Dorn; Hillman Garrett Dorn; Lydia Frances Kathryn Dorn all of North Augusta, SC. Ellis Peeler Dorn, II; William Burkhalter Dorn of Camden, SC. Alexander Hassan Ghaffari, Jordan Reza Ghaffari and Sarah Vali Ghaffari of Chantilly, VA; one brother- John T. Powell, Cleveland, Ga; 2 sisters- Mrs. Jane Thompson, Suwanee, GA and Mrs. Carol Hollingsworth, Cummings, GA. Mrs. Dorn was predeceased by her first husband, Mr. William Driskell Lanham, Jr. and a brother, James G. Powell, Jr. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steven Brooks Lanham, Bryan Scott Lanham, Briggs Rutledge Dorn and Hillman Garrett Dorn. Also nephews, Timothy Kent Hollingsworth and William Michael Hollingsworth. Memorials may be made to Republican Baptist Church, 610 Republican Road, Clarks Hill, SC 29821. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-22-2008 from 6 to 8 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-May 22, 2008