Bettie Lucille Dunkley

Published 9:47 pm Monday, May 20, 2013

Bettie Lucille Dunkley, of Suffolk, passed away on May 18, 2013, at the age of 91. She was born on May 31, 1921, in Hampden Sydney, the daughter of the late Bessie Irene Duncan Kernodle and Joseph Morton Kernodle. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, G. Owen Dunkley, and daughter, Shirley Dunkley Whetstone. Lucille was a charter member of the Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church and a member of the Senior Citizens Sunday School Class.  She was also a member of the King’s Fork Homemaker’s Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce D. Brinkley and husband, Carroll H. Brinkley; grandchildren and their spouses, Mark and Blair Brinkley, Kimberly and Glenn Thompson, and Amanda and Michael Reeder; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Iva Hall and Esther Kernodle; and brother, Warren Kernodle.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at College Presbyterian Church in Hampden Sydney, with the Rev. David Keck officiating. Burial will follow at College Presbyterian Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, Suffolk, and other times at the home of Joyce and Carroll Brinkley. Memorial donations may be made to College Presbyterian Church, 418 College Road, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943. Condolences may be registered online at


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