Who We Are : Our Staff

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Staff members of Dial-Murray Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff.

Our Team

Shelly Cooper

Shelly Cooper

President, Funeral Director, Embalmer, etc...

Email: dialmurray@hotmail.com

Shelly is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and insurance agent. She is a graduate of Berkeley High School, received her Bachelors Degree in accounting from the University of SC, and her Associates Degree in Science from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA, where she was the valedictorian. She is a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Pi Sigma Eta, the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, and the advisory board of South State Bank. Shelly currently serves on the State Board of Funeral Service and is co-owner of Oak Hill Cemetery - Berkeley County's newest perpetual care cemetery located in Moncks Corner.

Shelly has been associated with the funeral home since February of 1982. She has a brother, Steve Cooper, who is associated with the funeral home, as well as two nephews, Gage and Ryan Cooper who are also associated with the funeral home.

Steve Cooper

Vice-President

Steve is Shelly's brother and serves as the funeral home's Vice-President and Secretary. He is employed full time as an engineering supervisor for Home Telecom. He is married to Bonnie Chinners Cooper and has two sons, Ryan and Gage.

Robin Haynes

Robin Haynes

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Insurance Agent

Email: iembalmu@hotmail.com

Robin is a graduate of Berkeley High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. She is a licensed funeral director, embalmer,and insurance agent. She resides in Moncks Corner with her husband, Derrick, two sons, Tyler and Zachary, and her step daughter, Andrea. She is a member of the Cordesville First Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.

Robin has been affiliated with the funeral home since 1992.

Sharon Shuler

Sharon Shuler

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Insurance Agent

Phone: 843-761-8027

Sharon is the daughter of Dennis and Jeanette Crawford Shuler. She is a graduate of Macedonia High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Sharon is a full time employee of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and works part time at the funeral home embalming, directing funerals, and arranging preneed funeral services. She is a member of Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church and she also has twin brothers, Wayne and Dwayne Shuler.

Yvette Helmly

Yvette Helmly

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Phone: 843-761-8027

Yvette is the daughter of Amelia Henderson Crawford Dewitt, and the step daughter of Sheriff Wayne Dewitt. She is a resident of Pinopolis and is married to Rob Helmly of Home Telephone Company. She has one son, John Black. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Yvette is retired from Home Telephone Company,Inc., and assists in most aspects of the business.

Bernard Dyal

Bernard Dyal

Licensed Funeral Director

Bernard resides in Summerville with his wife, Gloria Burbage Dyal. He is a licensed funeral director, and along with his brother, Jimmy Dyal, they formed Dyal Funeral Home, Dorchester Memory Gardens, Tri-County Cremation Center, and Low Country Memorials. Bernard and Gloria have three sons, Keith, Kenny, and Randy.

McBee Lewis

McBee Lewis

Licensed Funeral Director

Email: mcbee.lewis@gmail.com

Bettye "McBee" Weaver Lewis resides in Moncks Corner with her husband, Dustin. She is the daughter of Howard and Milli Weaver. McBee is a graduate of Berkeley High School and received her Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations, from the University of South Carolina. She also has a Masters Degree in Public Administration. McBee attends Cordesville First Baptist Church.

Gage Cooper

Gage Cooper

Funeral Director's Assistant

Email: gagecooper2011@hotmail.com

Gage began working at the funeral home the summer of 2010. He assists with the day to day general operations of the firm in various aspects and also assists with funerals, removals, visitations, and the opening and closing of graves. He is the son of Steve and Bonnie Chinners Cooper and is also, Ryan's brother and Shelly's nephew. He is currently beginning his Junior year at Berkeley High School.

Charles Readling

Charles Readling

Funeral Director Assistant

Charles is a retired minister. He has been employed by the funeral home for several years mainly assisting with funerals. He also works visitations and assists in removals. He is a member of the SC Pentecostal Holiness Conference and attends Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Charles resides in Macedonia with his wife, Jean.

Barbara Schipmann

Barbara Schipmann

Administrative Assistant

Barbara resides in St. Stephen and is a member of the Christian Outreach Ministries. She has owned her own beauty shop for many years and recently joined our staff in January as a full time employee. She is the widow of Joe Schipmann and has a daughter, Michelle Crawford.

Bobby Hoffman

Bobby Hoffman

Funeral Director Assistant

Bobby is currently employed full time by Berkeley County Government as an inspector and serves as the Mayor of St. Stephen. Bobby works part time at the funeral home assisting in funerals, visitations, and removals. He resides in St. Stephen with his wife, Terry, and is a member of the St. Stephen Evangelical Church.
Bobby has been working with the funeral home for many years.

Velma Austin

Administrative Clerk

Velma lives in Cross, SC, and is married to Randy Austin. She is a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, and she is the former Chief Deputy Clerk for the Berkeley County Probate Judge.

Billy Metts

Billy Metts

Funeral Director Assistant

Billy is a retired insurance agent for the Life of Georgia Insurance Company. He is a member of Berkeley Lodge #269 AFM, the Moncks Corner Lion's Club, and the Cordesville First Baptist Church. Billy assists with funerals and visitations but focuses mainly on removals. He resides in Moncks Corner with his wife, Ann.

Jo Gibson

Administrative Assistant

Jo is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, TX, and received her Masters from LSU. She is a retired school teacher and attends the First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner. She has a daughter, Jennnifer Keller, a son, Lee Holbrook, and three grandchildren. Jo resides in Moncks Corner with her husband, Hoot. Jo has been affiliated with the funeral home since 2004.

Truman Metts

Truman Metts

Funeral Director's Assistant

Truman retired from SPAWARS and is married to Helen Smoak Metts. He assists on funerals and removals. He is a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, and has two children, Robbie and Kim.

Larry Thompson

Funeral Director's Assistant

Larry resides in Bonneau with his wife, Edna, who also assists at the funeral home with visitations. Larry is a member of the First Baptist Church of Bonneau. Larry and Edna have a son, Phil, and a grandson, Dalton. Larry retired from Santee Cooper.

Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper

Funeral Director's Assistant

Email: stcooper@homesc.com

Ryan graduated from Berkeley High School in 2009. He assists with funerals, removals, visitations, and the opening and closing of graves. He is the son of Steve and Bonnie Chinners Cooper and has a younger brother, Gage. He is also Shelly's nephew. Ryan is a graduate of The Citadel where he majored in electrical engineering.

Arleigh Wells

Funeral Director's Assistant

Arleigh is a part time employee who assists with funerals and removals. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, Moncks Corner, and is the husband of Joan Wells.

Monty Polk

Funeral Director's Assistant

Email: polk@dial-murrayfuneralhome.com

Monty is a full time teacher and coaches at Berkeley High School. He ministers at St. John's Baptist Church. Monty serves part time as a funeral director's assistant working funerals and making removals. He is married to Stephanie and has a son, Sam.