Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC


Dorothy T. Hunnell

October 21, 1946July 26, 2020

Little River

Dorothy “Dottie” T. Hunnell, of Little River, SC, died, July 26, 2020, unexpectedly after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late William A. and Mildred G. Thomas. Dottie worked many years as an Accountant and Tax Preparer.

Dottie is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Dale L. Hunnell, Jr., who died July 6, 2020. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

Dale and Dottie loved their family more than anything and would always be there for anyone in need. They spent their time together going to eat breakfast at one of several of their favorite spots and just walking around Barefoot Landing to pass the time. There was not much they did not do together, and now they are together in their eternal home. We will always have them in our hearts until we meet again.

Dottie is survived by her sons, Gary Hunnell (Laurie) and Terry Hunnell (Natalie); grandsons, Justin D. Hunnell, Jordan T. Hunnell and Brice Ropp; granddaughters, Alexandria, Anna and Hailey Hunnell and Makayla Ropp; great-grandsons, Kaden, Zachary and Killian; siblings, Sue T. Edwards, Anne T. Miller, Billie M. Thomas, William A. “Bo” Thomas, Jr., Harry A. “Hank” Thomas and John G. Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by her nephew, David Edwards and niece, Candis Thomas; brothers in-law, Jim Edwards and Jim Miller.

A graveside memorial will be held in honor of Dale and Dottie at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10 am.

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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


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Dorothy T. Hunnell

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August 8, 2020

Dottie, I so wanted to be there today, and bring a beautiful plant for your family, but as you know, I'm disabled, and the person who was to bring me didn't come through. I'm still there with you in spirit, and love you very much. Rest peacefully my dear friend. I love you, and thank you for our times together.

Steve Kirkman

August 5, 2020

I am completely at a loss to express the depth of my sorrow to hear of Dottie's passing. There was Nothing! too hard for her to do when it came to helping others; especially the NMBMS Orchestra Boosters. I will cherish my memories of her helping year after year. I know it was for her granddaughters, Alexis, Anna, and Hailey, however, many students and parents who were part of the NMB Orchestra will never know how much she did for them. But I will never forget any of it and the fact that she was my friend, too. Thank you, Dottie. You're the best!

Marcia Beck

August 4, 2020

I walk in the office door expecting to hear your voice and see you through the window. You were the face of Creative Approaches Counseling, the first contact. Clients often poured put their hearts and you listened; kindly, repeatedly. I miss you. I love you. You were there for me when I lost my mother and through other heartaches. Your love for your family was evident and overflowing. Work will go on, but no one can replace the spirit, the vibe, the joy you brought to me and so many others who will miss you every day. Rest easy my friend. You are truly missed.

Elisabeth Strillacci

August 2, 2020

Oh Dottie, my heart is broken. Our friendship started in an office and blossomed into wonderful conversations over the occasional coffee and tea. How I loved your stories of your family - so much love there! I must assume God could not bear to separate you from your beloved husband, but we who are left without your smile are grieving. See you on the other side, my friend.

Peggy Dunn

July 30, 2020

Was so hoping and praying she would pull through; but God had other plans, and my brother wanted her there too. She was always so kind and generous. Cherish the memories.

Nancy Lorman

July 30, 2020

To Dottie's family: I would like an address to send my condolences to you, and flowers when the time comes. I'm so very sorry. She was wonderful! I really prayed so hard for her. I thought she must have made it through, so stopped checking the obituaries. I just found out, and am heartbroken for us all. I'm also so sorry about Dale. I never got the chance to meet him. I pray they are together. Anything you need, food platters, casseroles, anything.. I'm glad to help! I am covid free. my # is 843-450-6810 Blessings to you all! 💔🌷🥀

Nancy Lorman

July 30, 2020

Oh, my sweet Dottie! How much you will be missed! 😭 Over 7 years we have talked together sharing what was going on in our lives, family stories, health challenges, and just whatever came to mind. Mostly happy things, but you were a welcoming ear when I was down. I consider you a dear, dear friend. I've been praying so hard for you to make it! I guess God wanted you more, and now you can be with your husband, but now we are left here with a hole in our hearts that no one can fill. My deepest sympathies to your entire family and friends. May you rest in sweet peace. Maybe we'll meet again. I sure hope so!

Sharon Glenn

July 28, 2020

Dale and Dottie will be missed greatly. They have been my neighbors for almost 18 years. They have been there for me thru thick and thin. They were there when my own husband past eight years ago. I will miss them.

I pray for their family that God will help them in their grief. They will need his comfort for a long time. And so will we.

God Speed Dale and Dottie! God Speed!

With Love,

Lisa Pearce

July 27, 2020

Chris and I send our deepest condolences to the Hunnell family, for the loss of Mr. Dale and Miss Dottie. They were truly wonderful people, who we are blessed to have known. We can't believe they are gone, and are deeply saddened.
Lisa and Chris Pearce

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