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Elsie Ruth Funderburk Rorie

October 26, 1938 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 83)


Elsie Ruth Funderburk Rorie, 83, passed away the evening of Friday, May 13, 2022 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Elsie was the oldest of four children, born October 26, 1938 in Pageland, SC to the late Hoyt Carson and Susie Mae Funderburk. Until her recent relocation to Myrtle Beach, Elsie had been a long-time resident of Asheboro, NC and devoted member of the First Baptist Church.

Elsie spent many years as a manufacturing supervisor in the textile industry, a career from which she had long since retired. She enjoyed playing “Crazy Canasta” with her card playing friends, and had a fierce love for the beach where she spent fun-filled vacations over the years with her best friend and partner in crime, Evelean Small.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Elsie’s passing has left a hole in many hearts. In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Jerry C. Rorie. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela R. Rorie of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Suzette Rorie of Charleston, SC; grandsons Jeremy F. (Julie) Ward of Kalamazoo, MI, Shayne (Lauren) Milligan of Concord, NC, and Carson L. (Marlee) Ward of High Point, NC; seven great-grandchildren: Nathan, Hunter, Rorie, Annabeth, Haley, Ryann, and Charlotte; siblings Mary Jo (Calvin) Wallace, Ronnie (Anita) Funderburk and Dennis (Johnnie) Funderburk.

The family will hold visitation in the sanctuary of Wolf Pond Baptist Church at 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 21, 2022, with a Memorial Service to follow at 4:00 pm.  


May 21, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wolf Pond Baptist Church

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