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Thomas Ferrell Cunningham February 2, 1923 - December 29, 2018

Tisdale-Lann Memorial

Thomas Ferrell Cunningham, 95, died Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Monroe Regional Hospital in Aberdeen, MS. He was born in Detroit, Alabama to Thomas Cosby Cunningham and Mary Agatha Sanders Cunningham on February 2, 1923. He had resided in Aberdeen since 1973. He was a Veteran of World War ll. He was a Corporal in the Army Air Corps. He retired after 34 years as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. He was an Elder of the Wren and Aberdeen Presbyterian Church, on the board of trustees, a member of St. Andrews Presbytery for 18 years and a Committee Member of Global Mission. He was a good Christian man who did right as he understood God led him to do. An online guest registry can be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorail.com.

Services will be Friday, January 4, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at the Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church with Bro. Van Moore officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Wren, MS. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include one daughter Sandra Scott (David) of Shannon, MS; two sons Allen Cunningham of Hamilton, MS and Phillip Cunningham (Marilyn) of Aberdeen, MS; one step-daughter Eathel Rhea (Ray) of Syracuse, UT; three step-sons Eden Martin (Lisa) of Oxford, MS, Sam Martin (Victoria) of Edmond, OK and Peter Martin (Jan Lee) of Aberdeen, MS; and one brother Glenn Cunningham of Hamilton, MS; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Ellen Sanderson Cunningham and his second wife Mary M. Cunningham, a daughter Dorothy Lynn Cunningham, four sisters and two brothers. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Foster, Dan Foster, Baker Martin, Beau Martin, John Dewey Martin, and Thomas Lee Martin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Patterson Martin and Nicky Martin. Visitation will be
Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen. An online guest registry can be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorail.com.


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    Eathel Rhea says

    He was the best grandfather to my kids and grandchildren! We loved his humor and his patience. He was a hard worker and loved making things. He is happy now with Mother.

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    Ann Craig Staten says

    Mr. Cunningham was my dear neighbor for almost 30 years. He amazed me with his ability to work so hard even into his 90’s. I will truly miss him.

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    Lisa McDowell says

    I enjoyed visiting Ferrell and Mrs. Cunningham as a child. Ferrell was a great man and I know he will be truly missed. My Uncle Tommy, Aunt Eathel and my cousins Kristy, Jennifer and Amy always spoke highly of him and looked forward to visiting. I also enjoyed the times I got to go with them.

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    Ron cunningham says

    Always enjoyed, family reunions. Uncle Ferrell always seemed quiet but very friendly. There did seem to be anything he wasn’t willing to tackle. I remember him coming to dad and moms to help put in a shower. The last I saw him he reminded me so much of my dad. Uncle Ferrell was a very good man, good Christian and willing to help anyone.

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    Lyle C. Cunningham says

    Miss you Uncle Ferrell, you always made me laugh with your southern ways. Enjoyed reunions. You did remind me of dad the most. R.I.P.

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    Roger L. Fleegle says

    On behalf of my family (Tillie’s son-in-law) I would like to extend our sympathy to the family. Uncle Ferrell was quite a man and I have good memories of him and Aunt Mary. Our loss, heaven’s gain.

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    Amy says

    Ferrell was very fun to be around- and I am glad i got to know him. May the heavens enjoy him now. Prayers for peace of heart for his friends and family.
    Amy Cunningham Buckley

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    P:eggy Sanders says

    Sincere sympathy to the family. We had planned on coming to the service, but sickness prevented our coming. We always enjoyed seeing Ferrell at family gatherings.
    Thomas and Peggy Sanders, Vernon, AL.

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    Joanne Barnes says

    Calvin worked with Ferrell on several projects. For his age, he could work circles around younger men even in the Mississippi heat. I miss him being in his seat at church. He was a faithful servant.

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