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Howard Leslie Dunkley

Mr. Howard Leslie Dunkley, 89, of South Boston died April 24, 2013 in Lake Wylie, S. C.

Mr. Dunkley was born in Halifax County on Sept. 4, 1923, the son of the late Willie Avery Dunkley and Mamie Susan Palmer Dunkley and was married to Nancy Marguerite Riddle Dunkley. 

He was an active member of First Baptist Church for several decades. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Army Air Corps; “The Mighty Eighth.” He was a member of the American Legion Post 8, as well as a lifetime member of the Faulkner Memorial Masonic Lodge in South Boston where he was an active Mason for more than 50 years. 

Mr. Dunkley was a retired butcher with A & P.

Mr. Dunkley was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Marguerite Riddle Dunkley; one daughter, Peggy Leigh Dunkley Seamster; brothers Tom Dunkley, Edward Dunkley and Raleigh Dunkley.

He is survived by one grandson, Robert Sterling Seamster, and wife Michelle Mclntyer Seamster of Lake Wylie, S. C.; granddaughter Tamara Seamster Smith and son-in-law Michael Shane Smith of Florence, S.C.; sister Ellie Rickman and husband William; one brother, Buster Dunkley, and wife Dot; four great-grandchildren, Tanner Sterling Seamster and Lakyn Kennedy Seamster, both of Lake Wylie, Madison Taylor Smith and Morgan Brooke Smith, both of Florence, S.C.

The family received friends on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in South Boston  ith the Rev. Susan Davis officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.