Samuel Lloyd Dunham

June 13, 1933 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 88)


Reverend Dr. Samuel Lloyd Dunham, 88, of Holiday Island, graduated to Heaven on May 30, 2022.

Sam was born in Shipman, IL on June 13, 1933, to Elmer Dunham and Jessie Conyers Dunham. 

Sam is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lorene Dunham, their oldest son, Samuel Jake Dunham, their twin sons, John and Jim Dunham, and his brother, Harold Dunham. 

Sam dedicated his life to the service of Jesus Christ and boldly proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 72 years.  He pastored churches around the country, including California, Illinois, Alaska, New Mexico, Arizona, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas.  He was well loved by the congregations that he pastored.  Sam was known for starting churches and mentoring young ministers.

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

Celebration of Life services will be held at Burlington Baptist Church in Burlington, AR on Friday, June 3.  Viewing will begin at 11:00 am, and the funeral will start at 12:00.  Interment will follow at Burlington Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest.  Online condolences can be left at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Samuel Lloyd Dunham, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Samuel

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Smith Family Funeral Home

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

 Memorial Program


June 3, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Burlington Baptist Church

Celebration of Life
June 3, 2022

12:00 PM
Burlington Baptist Church

June 3, 2022

2:00 PM
Burlington Cemetery

© 2022 Smith Family Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility