Girtrue Ethel Cunningham - Cardwell

Monday, June 9, 2003

Girtrue Ethel Cunningham, 84, of Cardwell died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born in Printiss County, Miss.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Denton, of Cardwell; two sisters, Zencie Rulo of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Shirley Drake of Potosi, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jeannie Marie Michell, Peggy Ann Walker and Linda Darlene Nipper, all of Cardwell, and Melinda "Mel" Denton of Jonesboro; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.T. "Dub" Cunningham, her parents, two brothers and a sister.

The funeral was held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Community Church in Cardwell with Rev. Kevin Knox officiating. Burial was in the Cardwell Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were great-grandsons, Billy Smith, Bruce Smith, Daniel Cox, Gary Walker, Chris Nipper, Matt Nipper, Chad McCoy and T.A. Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers were David Barnes, Charles Walker, Tommy Mitchell, George Denton and Brian Smith.