Official Obituary of

Lorene Dunham

August 20, 1936 ~ February 5, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Lorene Dunham Obituary

Lorene Dunham, 86, of Holiday Island, graduated to Heaven on February 5th, 2023.

Lorene was born a coal miner’s daughter in Bell County, Kentucky on August 20th, 1936, to Luther and Pearly Lunce.

Lorene dedicated her life to the service of Jesus Christ. She was a soul winner and encouraged everyone she met.

Lorene was proud of her mountain heritage. If someone would have asked Lorene what her greatest honor in life was, she would have said, being the wife of the late Reverend Dr. Samuel Dunham and the mother of their three sons, Samuel, James and John.

Lorene and Sam were married and preached the Gospel together for nearly 70 years.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Samuel and wife from Japton, James and wife from Holiday Island, John and wife from Huntsville, Arkansas, 3 sisters from Kentucky, 7 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rev. Samuel L. Dunham, 4 siblings and 1 great-grandson.

Lorene will be missed. For those of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior, this is not goodbye, but merely a momentary separation until we meet again. If anyone reading this obituary desires to have a relationship with Jesus Christ, please contact 1-888-388-2683

Celebration of Life service for Lorene will be a graveside service at Burlington Cemetery in Omaha on Thursday, February 9 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Ricky Brisco officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest. Online condolences can be made at

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Graveside Service
February 9, 2023

1:00 PM
Burlington Cemetery
12431 Denver Rd
Omaha, AR 72662


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