OBITUARY

Erlene "Granny"" Cunningham

February 11, 1936September 1, 2018

Erlene "Granny" Cunningham age 82, of Samantha, AL became one of the Lords angel's on Sept 1st 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Visitation will be from 6pm-8pm at Sunset Funeral Home on Wednesday the 5th of September. Services will be at 2pm on Thursday, visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist in Sterling, AL. Officiated by Rev. Ronny Earnest.

She is preceded in death by her parents Baxter and Adele Miller and her son; Douglas J. Cunningham. She is survived by her husband; Jack Cunningham, daughters; Tammie Cunningham DuBose & Tina Cunningham Ridlespurge (Don) & son; -Bradley Duane Cunningham. Grandchildren Brandy Swindle (John), Tamara Holman (Jeremy), Becky Wise, Cody Ragland, Autumn Skye DuBose and Casey Angeloff. Great Grandchildren Chasity Horne, Nickolas Griffin, Ashlynd Holman, Haleigh Ragland, Madison Cunningham, Nathan Griffin, Brianna Lay, Alex Horne, Brylynn Ragland, Baylie Holman and Cheyenne Ragland. Two brothers; John Miller (Barbara), Jack Miller (Gail), four sisters; Hazel Utley, Bonnie Sellers, Ethel Earnest (Jimmy), Dale Smelley and several nieces and nephews.

She was loved by so many and touched so many lives. She raised her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and took care of many others that also called her Granny Cunningham. Pallbearers will include Alan Richardson, Randy Earnest, Chris Miller, Jeff Miller, Reggie Cook Sr., Daylon Miller and Bobby Dyer.

Honorary Pallbearers are Hospice of West Alabama and the community of Samantha and the surrounding areas. In lieu of flowers; the family ask donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama in memory of Erlene Cunningham.

The family has provided the following directions to the church and cemetery. North on Hwy 43, turn onto Northside Road across from Crossroads Store (approx. 4.2 miles); slight left onto Oregonia Road / Waldrop Road, road veers at one point to the left (approx. 4.3 miles); turn left onto Evanstown Road (approx. 1/2 mile); turn right onto Old Jasper Road to Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church (22803 Old Jasper Road, Berry AL 35546.

  • FAMILY

  • Baxter and Adele Miller, Parents Deceased
  • Douglas J. Cunningham, Son Deceased
  • Jack Cunningham, Husband
  • Tammie Cunningham DuBose & Tina Cunningham Ridlespurge (Don), Daughters
  • Bradley Duane Cunningham, Son
  • Grandchildren Brandy Swindle (John), Tamara Holman (Jeremy), Becky Wise, Cody Ragland, Autumn Skye DuBose and Casey Angeloff. Great Grandchildren Chasity Horne, Nickolas Griffin, Ashlynd Holman, Haleigh Ragland, Madison Cunningham, Nathan Griffin, Brianna Lay, Alex Horne, Brylynn Ragland, Baylie Holman and Cheyenne Ragland. Two brothers; John Miller (Barbara), Jack Miller (Gail), four sisters; Hazel Utley, Bonnie Sellers, Ethel Earnest (Jimmy), Dale Smelley and several nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Alan Richardson
  • Randy Earnest
  • Chris Miller
  • Jeff Miller
  • Reggie Cook Sr.
  • Daylon Miller
  • Bobby Dyer
  • Honorary Pallbearers are Hospice of West Alabama and the community of Samantha and the surrounding areas

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • The Body Will Lie In State Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Erlene "Granny"" Cunningham

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Melissa LaFoy Sullivan

September 4, 2018

Miss Erlene was always so good to us kids hanging out around her house, always a smile, offer of a meal and her laughter. You will be missed. Sorry for families loss,prayers.

Keith Bigham

September 4, 2018

Beautiful lady. Our hearts and prayers go out to that beautiful family

Teresa Oswalt

September 4, 2018

Mrs. Cunningham was one of the sweetest ladies I have known. She always had a smile on her face, a kind word and a hug. She was a blessing to me each time I saw her. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you, Tammie,
Tina and all of family.

Paul Sellers

September 4, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY