Obituary: Dorothy Kirby


Dorothy Dunn Kirby, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013.  Funeral services were held March 12 at Trinity United Methodist Church with interment in Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington, South Carolina.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her loving memories one daughter, Virginia (Ginger) Irene and her husband Archie “Munk” Muckenfuss of Ridgeville, SC and daughter-in-law Diane Merritt of Roanoke. She is survived by two grandsons, Roy “Chuckie” Henry Kirby Jr. and his wife Kristi of Roanoke and  Archie “Trey” Muckenfuss III and his wife Julie of Ridgeville, SC, and one great-granddaughter, Reagan Kirby, and a greatgrandson Kirby who is due in June in Roanoke.

She is also survived by her siblings, Odell Dunn and his wife Helen of Charlottesville, Royal “Roy” Christmas Dunn and his wife Peggy of Richmond, sisters,  Athleen Goolsby of Afton, Audrey Goolsby and her husband Jack of Afton,  Sylvia “Jean” Dudley of Crozet, and Cora Horne of Amherst. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many loving friends and church family from both Virginia and South Carolina.

Donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to The Trinity Church Bus Fund,  P. O. Box 16, Darlington, SC 29540 and or TLC (The Lord Cares) Ministry, P. O. Box 1457, Darlington, SC 29540.

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