William C. Cummings Jr.

September 9, 1925July 24, 2010

William Clarence Cummings, Jr., 84 died at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in Chapel of The Pines Mausoleum in Parkhill Cemetery with Reverend Scott Hagan and Mr. Tommy Mayton officiating.

Mr. Cummings was born September 9, 1925 in Bleeker, Alabama, son of the late William C. Cummings, Sr. and Minnie Maye Cummings. He was a veteran of WWII. Following his discharge from the military, he attended Auburn University and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelors Degree in Building Construction. After working several years with the W.M. Crawford Construction Company, he and his good friend, Joseph A. Brannan formed the Brannan Cummings Construction Company. After his retirement in 1990, he enjoyed his love of Golf by playing often. Mr. Cummings was a charter member of the Green Island Country Club and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

Mr. Cummings is survived by his wife Betty H. Cummings, his two daughters, Sharolyn and her husband, Col. Craig M. Childress of Fairfax, VA, and Jeanne Cummings Flowers of Columbus, GA; granddaughter, Caitlyn Childress and her husband Jason Bergeron of Woodbridge, VA; grandson, Benjamin Sagan Flowers of Columbus, GA; great grandchildren, Ian Bergeron, and Megan Bergeron of Woodbridge, VA; brothers-in-law, Robert Anderson Hight and his wife, Willaminta of Spartanburg, SC, and Dr. Don Hight and his wife, Gwen of Winder, GA; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 2400 Devonshire Drive, Columbus, GA 31904, Columbus Hospice,, or a favorite charity.

Condolences may be offered at


  • Chapel of The Pines Mausoleum Tuesday, July 27, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Dawn Revells

July 27, 2010

Mrs. Cummings,
Words can not express my sympathy for you in your loss for Mr. Bill, You know we Loved him very much and he will truly be missed by ALL!

Dawn Revells, LPN
Magnolia Manor

Butch & Sarah Smart Claridy

July 26, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in knowing that others share in your loss. God bless everyone.

Lucile Lund

July 26, 2010

Our sympathies on your loss.
Lucile Plott Lund
Francis Plott Duke

July 26, 2010

Mrs. Cummings and family,
We would like to offer our condolences to you on the death of Mr. Bill. He was a fine man. We will be thinking of you in the days to come. Love, Jan and Jim Redden, Mary Brooks and Paula Eidam