Doris Huggins Fazio PDF Print E-mail

Doris Lynne Gunter Huggins Fazio, 77, passed away on January 9, 2016, at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina. She was the wife of Louis P. Fazio of Columbia, South Carolina. They shared 15 wonderful years together.

Born in Aiken, South Carolina, Doris was the daughter of the Reverend Milton Thomas Gunter and Alene Entwistle Gunter. She was a graduate of Pamplico High School in Pamplico, South Carolina, and attended Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina. Doris worked through the years at several state government agencies, Thackston Osborne Supply Company and Ellett Brothers. She was a partner with her brother, Robert M. Gunter, at Indo-Pacific Trading Company at Columbiana Centre and they later formed Midlands Antique Mart in Little Mountain, South Carolina. After her retirement, Doris continued to enjoy working at Little Mountain Unlimited, dealing in antiques and collectibles with her husband, Lou, and spoiling her beloved four-legged companion, Lily.

Doris was a member of Pomaria Lutheran Church in Pomaria, South Carolina, where she served faithfully in many different capacities for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge and attending estate and yard sales. She also liked entertaining her family and many friends and was an outstanding cook. Doris was quite simply the bright jewel of her family. She will especially be remembered as a loving wife and companion to Lou, mother to John S. Huggins, Jr. of Ridgeville, South Carolina, and Nancy Huggins Wessinger of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and step-mother to Suzanne Fazio of Jacksonville, Florida.

Doris is survived by her husband Lou; son John (Rhonda); daughter Nancy (Mark); step-daughter Suzanne (Nan Hucker); sister Sheryl Gunter Bingham (Chuck); brother Robert (Sutji); grandsons Nathan Huggins and Cory and Matthew Wessinger; granddaughters Leanna Huggins and Alyssa and Kaylyn Wessinger; great-grandsons Isaac Wessinger and Connor Fitzgerald; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband John Summer Huggins, Sr. and sister Carol Jean Gunter Gibbs.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Pomaria Lutheran Church, with private interment at the family cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home in Newberry, South Carolina.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Pomaria Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society and Pawmetto Lifeline animal rescue organization ( or 1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, South Carolina 29212).

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#17 Janine Bouknight 2016-01-31 14:52
I was so sorry to hear about Doris.She was a special lady and I had the pleasure of working with her at the antique mall several years ago.God bless you, you will be missed.
#16 Barbara Stoudemayer 2016-01-28 20:13
I was sorry to learn of Doris' death. She and John, Sr. were members of the same church in Columbia as were my husband and I. Doris and I remained friends for a long time after they moved to Pomaria. Also their son and my daughter were classmates and friends when they lived in Columbia. The entire family has my deepest sympathy.
#15 Munro Family 2016-01-15 12:53
Dear Huggins & Fazio Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss of Doris. May the prayers of others help to bring you strength, comfort and courage each day! Something that has personally helped me cope with the loss of a loved one is at Isaiah 25:8, God promises to “swallow up death forever” and “will wipe away the tears from all faces”, just like a loving parent. May the hope God gives bring you comfort too! With deep sorrow!
#14 Joyce Roof Carter 2016-01-13 14:16
Please accept my sincerest sympathy for the death of Mrs. Doris. I will always remember her sweet and caring disposition, her lovely voice, and her beautiful smile. Joyce
#13 Cindy Schumpert 2016-01-13 13:16
So sorry to hear of Doris' passing...I loved that woman to pieces. What a wonderful friend, co-worker, mentor, christian lady. I'm praying for all of you during this time.
#12 Susan Wicker 2016-01-13 10:28
So sorry for your loss. Doris was a special lady and will be missed.
Susan Wicker
#11 Lisa and Todd Morris 2016-01-12 22:39
Johnny,Rhonda,N athan,and Leanna, and all the family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.Ms Doris was a very special lady that we all loved.She will forever be remembered in our hearts.
#10 Debbie Dennis 2016-01-12 20:46
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Doris was a special lady and I know she will be missed.
#9 Wendy Lester Riley 2016-01-12 03:12
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that God comforts you and your family in the days ahead.
#8 Tammy Metts 2016-01-11 21:43
Johnny, so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the grace of our Heavenly Father. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tammy & Bernie
#7 Sebrena Matthews 2016-01-11 09:56
Johnny, we are so sorry about your mother. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Anthony & Sebrena (Lattimore) Matthews
#6 Beverly H Boulware 2016-01-11 09:52
Johnny and family, So very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. My God give you strength and peace in the days ahead!
#5 Fredna Wessinger 2016-01-10 23:48
My sincere sympathy is extended to your family in the loss of Mrs Doris! She was the most respectful, loving and genuine Managers I ever sat under while I was at Ellett Brothers. May God bring you comfort and peace in your loss!

Fredna Wessinger
#4 Fredna Wessinger 2016-01-10 23:46
My sincere sympathy and condolences to your family in the passing and loss of a precious Lady, Doris! She was the most enjoyable, respectful and loving Managers that I ever sat under while at Ellett Brothers. May God bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead!

Fredna Wessinger
#3 Nancy Stoudemire 2016-01-10 21:40
We are so sorry to about Mrs. Doris' passing. You have your prayers, sympathy and love. Stuckey, Nancy and Ryan.
#2 Robert & Terri Baker 2016-01-10 16:26
Johnny,Rhonda,N athan,Leanna & all the family. Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you. May God give you comfort & strength during this sad time & in the days ahead. Cherish the memories of the times you had with your sweet Mom.

Robert & Terri Baker
Dalma Trammell
#1 JoAnn Sligh 2016-01-10 12:24
So sorry to hear about Doris. My prayers are with you and your family.