Services for Michael Ray Dorn, 36, of West Columbia, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2008, at Grace Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Egerdahl and Dr. David Smith will be officiating. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 416 Denham Ave., West Columbia, SC 29169. Serving as pallbearer will be Jeff Beach, Mark Busbee, Steve Jackson, Ed Harper, Romley Wallace and Mike Stratton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Grace Baptist Church Career Sunday School Class. Mr. Dorn passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2008. Born in West Columbia, he was the son of Bobby and Wanda Dorn. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of Grace Baptist Church and a member of the church choir. Mr. Dorn graduated with honors from Airport High. He was in the class of 1994 at The Citadel. He was a member of the Voice 1994 Junior Sword Drill; he received honors as a Palmetto Boy’s State Outstanding Junior Counselor, Cayce Rotary Scholar, Army ROTC Scholarship Cadet, and one year Citadel Scholar, he also was Airborne Certified, SCUBA Certified. Surviving in addition to his parents, Bobby and Wanda Ridgeway Dorn of West Columbia; daughter, Brianna Dorn of Concord, NC; grandmother, Agnes Ridgeway, aunts, Rochelle Dorn and Martha Smart; uncle, John L. Ridgeway; numerous cousins. Published in The State on 5/4/2008. Tags: 1994

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