Sunday, July 7, 2013
James Aubrey Dyal, 77, of Summerville, founder and owner of James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Inc., died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Hospice Center of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 4 o'clock at Dorchester Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Following the service a reception will be held at Dorchester Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 to 9 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main Street, Summerville.
Jimmy was born November 29, 1935 in Jasper County, SC, son of the late Marvin Anthony Dyal and Clenner Woods Dyal.
He was a 1954 graduate of St. Paul's High School, Yonges Island, and a graduate of Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, Kentucky. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He served on the SC State Board of Funeral Service. He was proud to be a member of the SC Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent and Order of Golden Rule. He was a lifetime member of Chicora Lodge #366. He was also a member of the Omar Shrine, VFW and the American Legion. He was formerly a member of the Summerville Lions Club and Rotary Club. He established Dorchester Memory Gardens, Tri County Cremation Center and Lowcountry Monuments after establishing the funeral home in 1963. Jimmy was Deputy Coroner of Dorchester County from 1965 until 1985 and also had an ambulance service that served the tri county area for a number of years.
He married Mary Alice Marvin on July 20, 1957.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter; Elizabeth Dyal Locklear, a son; James A. Dyal, Jr. both of Summerville and three grandchildren, a brother; Bernard L. Dyal and his wife, Gloria; a sister; Elizabeth “Lib” Simmons and her husband Horis, all of Summerville. He is also survived by his brother in law Frank M. Marvin of Hollywood and brother in law W. Henry Marvin and his wife Narda of Winston Salem, NC. He was preceded in death in 1983 by his daughter, Lorraine Dyal.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dorchester Memory Gardens Development Fund, PO Box 3040, Summerville, SC 29484.
A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com.
Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 (843) 873-4040.