May 8, 1930 ~ October 18, 2021
Born in: Mahaffey, PA
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC
Elizabeth H. Furniss, 91, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021, at the Life Care Center of Hendersonville.
Mrs. Furniss was born May 8, 1930, in Mahaffey, PA to the late Fred Wilbert and Elsie Learn Henry. Along with her husband, the Rev. Donald R. Furniss, she served as a missionary in Cambodia from 1956 to 1965. She also assisted him as he pastored churches in Pitman, NJ and Upper Darby, PA. They moved to Asheville in 1980 where he served the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. In addition she worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, the Rev. Donald R. Furniss; a daughter Beth Ellen Nelson and her husband Eric of Fletcher and two grandchildren, Michael Nelson and Connie Nelson. She was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Jarrett and Martha Uhlinger, and two brothers, Paul Henry and Leo Henry.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 6, in the Lake Julian chapel of Groce Funeral Home, 72 Long Shoals Road, Arden. Private inurnment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Alliance Church, 1821 Windsor Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28791.