Rev. J.T. Cunningham was called to Cadiz Wednesday to officiate at the funeral of his kinsman, Alfred Cunningham,
who was accidently killed Tuesday. Caldwell Co - 1906


Pfc Albert D Cunningham Killed In Action
Tuesday Mr and Mrs Clyde Cunningham, Route 3, were notified by the War Department of the death of their son Private First Class Albert Dale Cunningham.
Pfc Cunningham was killed in action in France on November 28.
Further details on this young man will be in our next issue.
Pfc Cunningham will be remembered by many of our readers as the author of a series of very interesting letters which recently were published in the Record.
Killed in Action
Private First Class Albert Dale Cunningham, age 19, son of Mr and Mrs Clyde Cunningham of Route 3, Cadiz, was recently reported killed in action in France.
Pfc Cunningham was born on August 30, 1925 in Trigg county, he received his education in the county schools and in November of 1943 was inducted into the armed service of the
United States. In March of 1944 he was sent overseas and was stationed in Italy until he took part in the invasion of
Southern France. He was killed in France on November 28, 1944.
Surviving are his parents, and several other relatives in the county.
*Notation - Trigg County History Book Page 33
Trigg County in the 1940's World War Two Casualties P.F.C. Albert Dale Cunningham.
Entered the U.S. Army November 15, 1943. Embarked overseas May 1944. Was a member of the 36th Infantry Division, serving in Italy and was in the invasion forces of Southern France as part of the seventh Army under the command of General Patch. Was killed in action November 28, 1944 after crossing the Moselle River. Was buried at Epinal, France. In April 1948 his body was returned to United States and buried with full Military Honors in the Allen Cemetery in Trigg, County, Kentucky. Trigg County History Book


Mrs Bettie Sivills CUNNINGHAM died at the home of her son, Dr. W.C. CUNNINGHAM, in this city, last Thursday night of the infirmities of old age.
Mrs Cunningham was born in Trigg county, where she had lived all her life, and would have been ninety years old the 23rd of April. She was the widow of the later Mickins CUNNINGHAM, who preceded her to the grave over sixteen years.
She was the last of a number of brothers and sisters to depart of this life, and was a Daughter of the Revolution.
Her father, Thomas SIVILLS, fought through the Revolutionary War, and was in the battle of New Orleans.
She was married in 1832 to Mickins Cunningham, and to that union nine children were born, four of whom survive her. They are R.W. Cunningham, Dr. W.C. Cunningham, Mrs C.T. HENDRICK, and Mrs Missouri HENDRICK, all of this county.
In 1836 she professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist Church at a school house on Hurricane Creek and was one of the charter members of the old Hurricane Baptist Church, and lived a consecrated member of the church until the end.
She had found a good fight had kept the faith, and closed her eyes on earth to peace with all mankind and with her Master.
She leaves four children, forty nine grand children, eighty
nine great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren. She had seen seven generations, which can be said only by a few. Her remains were laid to rest last Friday afternoon in the old family graveyard on Hurricane Creek, amid a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Cadiz Record - Jan 05, 1905


September 1879 - Cadiz Kentucky
 AT his late residence near Trigg Furnace, on the 12st inst. Mr. Buck Cunningham, age 80 years.


B.W. CUNNINGHAM Takes Own Life
Death caused from self inflicted bullet wound.
Burnett W. CUNNINGHAM, of Rockcastle vicinity, met death by his own hand, March 21, when he shot himself with a 22 caliber rifle.
Mr Cunningham had been in ill health for some time and it was thought worry caused him to commit the rash deed.
Mr Cunningham was born December 10, 1882, in the county and lived practically his entire life in the vicinity where he was born.
He was a member of the Baptist Church and a well respected man. I
n 1902, he was married to Miss Beatrice P'POOL of the same neighborhood. To this union were born the following Children, all of whom survive: Homer Blane CUNNINGHAM, Malcolm Lyon CUNNINGHAM, Cadiz, Mrs W.D. ALDRIDGE, Louisville, and Mrs Herbert COSSEY, Golden Pond. Mrs CUNNINGHAM and four grand children also survive.
Funeral services were in charge of Rev. Roscoe Noel and burial took place at the Old Cunningham burial place near Trigg Furnace where the first of the Cunninghams were buried in 1823. Mrs W.D. Aldridge and son, Louisville attended the Funeral.
Cadiz Record - March 28, 1940


Carr Cunningham, 66, of Cadiz, died this morning at 6:00 o'clock at the MagrAw Clinic in Cadiz.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. IVY CUNNINGHAM; one son, CECIL CUNNINGHAM, Paducah. a daughter, Mrs. JAMES ALLEN,
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending the arrival of his daughter. Cadiz Record - 1944
Last January 3 at 6 a.m. Carr CUNNINGHAM age 66, passed away at the Magraw Clinic in Cadiz. Paralysis was the contributing cause of his death.
Mr Cunningham was a well known farmer of the Mershons Bridge section and was highly respected by all who knew him.
He was a faithful active member of the Liberty Point Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held January 5 with Rev E.R. Noel officiating.
Surviving are his wife Ivy Noel Cunningham, two children Cecil Cunningham of Paducah and Mrs James Allen of Texas; three sisters, Mrs Noel Hendricks, Miss Alice Cunningham of Owensboro and Mrs E.W. Leneave of the county. Also surviving are two brothers Perry Cunningham of Princeton and N.G. Cunningham of the county.
Card of Thanks:
We wish to thank our many neighbors, friends and relatives, who so faithfully stood by us in our dark hour of trouble
in the sudden passing of our dear husband and father, Carr Cunningham. We shall never forget the comforting words
of every one, or the many thoughtful deeds during our bereavement. May God be with each of you and bless you.
Mrs Carr Cunningham and children.
Cadiz Record died - Jan 03, 1944


"Charlie Cunningham, 76- Years of Age, Died Saturday Afternoon"
"C.W. (Charlie) CUNNINGHAM , a pioneer resident of the Rolling Mill section of this county, died at his home at that place Saturday afternoon about 2:15 o'clock. Death was due to paralysis.
Mr. Cunningham was 76 years of age and had lived at the Rolling Mills ever since he was a small child, his parents having moved there when he was about 18 months old.
In his early days he was employed at the Rolling Mills in the manufacture of iron ore and, when this was abandoned, was ames as overseer or superintendent of the Ewald Land Company's property which position he held until a few years ago when the Ewald's sold their holding to the Helfrich Lumber Company at Evansville, Ind.
Mr. Cunningham was widely known to many people of this county and had many friends. He was a sturdy citizen, a big-hearted man and of typical Irish descent.
Many years ago he professed faith in Christ and united
with the Baptist church and lived faithful until the end.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. L.B. Hooks, and interment followed in the Rolling Mill cemetery, where a large crowd had gathered to pay their last respects to their desceased friend and comrade.
Mr. Cunningham is survived by a wife and four children - two sons and two daughters. The sons are: Dave Cunningham of Memphis, Tenn., and Elliott Cunningham, of Milddletown, Ohio. The daughters are: Mrs. John D. Gray of Lyon County, and Mrs. Steve Howard of Paducah. All were present at the funeral and burial."
SOURCE: Lyon Co. KY newspaper Nov 11, 1922 Submitted by: Rose-Anne Cunningham Bray -


Cadiz, 88
Funeral Services of Clyde F. Cunningham, 88, of Cadiz, will be conducted on April 11, 2001, beginning t 11 a.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home.

The Revs. Phillip Salmon; Jimmy Gentry and Andy buckingham will be officiating the services.  Burial will follow in the East End Cemetery.

Mr. Cunningham died on April 8 at Trigg County Hospital of natural causes.

Mr. Cunningham was born on May 29, 1912 in Trigg County.  He was the son of the late Jewel Chasteen "Sox" Cand Mary Gentry Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham was a retired security guard from Johnson Control.  He was a member of the Cadiz Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Jewell Chasteen "Juney" Cunningham, and Clarence Gordon "Tancy" Cunningham; and one sister Mary Cunningham Sumner.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Virginia Cunningham, of Cadiz;a son and daughter in law, Ramey and Ella Cunningham of Cadiz; a daughter, Margaret and Milton Turner of Dunfries, Val brothers, Alton Cunningham of Cadiz and Elwood Cunningham of Indianapolis, Ind. a sister Charlene Harris of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren, Jonathan Cunningham, Michael Cunningham, Mark Turner and Todd Turner; two great grandchildren, Josh Turner and Mdeleine Cunningham; and several nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Mark Turner, Todd Turner, Jon Cunningham, Darryl Cunningha, and Waymon Cunningham.  Honorary pallbearers were Don Sumner, Alton Cunningham, Ricky Cunningham, Bill Cain, Lefton Stallons, Kelssie Calhoun, Jackie Franklin, Jim Ricks, Marshall Noel, Jerry Burnam, Carl Burnam, Sean Burkey and clayton Elliott.


CUNNINGHAM Infant is Claimed by Death Cora Dove, 5 months and 11 days old daughter of Mr and Mrs Pete CUNNINGHAMof this city, died at their home Saturday morning at one o'clock from whooping cough and pneumonia.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the home, the Rev. Luther Sanders officiating. Burial followed at the Boyd Cemetery in Trigg County.
We want to take this means of thanking our many friends and neighbors who were so kind to us during the recent
illness and death of our sweet little baby. We especially want to thank the nurse, Mrs Terrell who was so sweet to us,
also Brother Sanders who conducted the funeral, and Mr Pollard White for the pretty songs. To all those who sent
flowers, we say thank you. May God bless you all.
Mr and Mrs Pete Cunningham Cadiz
Record Apr 11 1940


April 27, 1925
Rev. Err Cunningham Dies In Nashville
Remains Brought To Trigg County And Buried Tuesday Near Oak Grove
Fifty Four Years Of Age And Had Been In Poor Health For Number Of Years
Rev. Err Hughs Cunningham a former well known citizen of Trigg county died last Monday morning April 27th, at 11:30 o'clock at an infirmary in Nashville.
Death followed an attack of flu, although Mr. Cunningham had not enjoyed good health for a number of years.
Some years ago he lost the use of his limbs practically and a fall a year or two ago in which his hip was broken made him practically helpless.
In his younger days Mr. Cunningham was a teacher, at the same time he studied law, but did not practice but little. After entering the Baptist ministry he was very active and held pastorates in Trigg county, Paducah and other places.
More than twenty years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Thomas, daughter of F. M. Thomas six miles south of town. The wife lived but a short while, and Mr. Cunningham never again married.
He was held in high esteem by many friends, and was a man of splendid ability and a good speaker.
The remains reached Trigg county at noon Tuesday and were taken to the Thomas grave yard near Oak grove, six miles south of Cadiz, and there consigned to their last resting place by the side of the wife.
George L. Cunningham, two miles west of Cadiz, and Rev. John T. Cunningham are brothers of the deceased. Other brothers and sisters are W. J. and B. H. Cunningham, of Paducah; Mrs. Dudley Meacham, Mrs. Robert Sandy and Miss Maude Cunningham, also of Paducah.
Cadiz Record


Somewhere in this favored land of ours Xmas morning dawned joyfully Fathers and Mothers, no doubt, sat watching their loved ones, as they gayly celebrated the birth of the son of God in different ways. But in one sweet home at Wallonia grim sadness reigned supreme. In one room our sweet sister struggled and gasps for life. Oh, how she battled with the grim monster death, patiently and without a murmur, while the distracted family bent over her bed, vainly praying for some change for the better, while ever and anon the physicians gravely shook his head and said "No Hope !" All day the watchers waited in breathless suspense until just at 9:00 p.m. she closed her eyes gently and her innocent soul rushed into the arms of the awaiting angles and was borne-softly but swiftly to the pearly gates of heaven and received by the Prince of Glory, with whom it is to share the blessings of God fore ever more. But oh how heart-reading it 


PRINCETON, Ky. - Lois Cunningham, 84, of Princeton, died at 2 am. Friday at Caldwell County Hospital following a long illness.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan's Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Westfall officiating and burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Anative of Caldwell County, Cunningham was bom June 6, 1913, daughter of Albert C. Egbert and Sara DiDema Sherrill Egbert of Caldwell County. She was a clerk who was retired from the Sew-Easy Fabric Shop and a member of Donaldson Baptist Church ' Her husband, Raymond Cunningham, died in 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Zelma Herrod Phelps and Bettie Herrod Wells, both of Princeton; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Mitchell and Hazel Cunningham, both of Princeton; four stepsons, Clyde Cunningham of Gray, Tenn., Glenn Cunningham of Christian County, Allen Kluge of Flat Rock, Mich., and Don Kluge of Michigan; two sisters, Mary Traylor of Corbin and Georgia Harper of Princeton; 'eight grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren and several greatgreat grandchildren
Hopkinsville - Jan 31, 1998
she was beginning to taste the blessings of life! But we must bow beneath the burden and only say, "God's will is done." And besides, we have the greatest of consolations in these words: "Soon we will meet again-Round us forever." But sweet little sister, we thought it hard to part with all the sweet remembrance which hove about thee, but thou art not estined to sleep long in lonely solitude, for thy earthly father and ours shall soon follow thy tender footsteps to the grave, to walk and journey with you in all your wanderings through the happy home which has been promised us by our Heavenly Father.

On the 28th day of December our father passed away on the soft rays of the midday sun, and once more the pearly gates swept back and the voice of God called out to the innocent sole of one of his true followers on earth, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant enter now into the joys of thy Lord" Oh what rejoice.

Cadiz Record - date


Cadiz, 93
Funeral services for Louise Cunningham, 93, of Cadiz will be conducted on March 21, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz.

The Revs. Wayne Glass and Darren Gaddis will be officiating the services.  Burial will follow in the East End Cemetery.

Mrs. Cunningham died on March 18 at trigg County Hospital of natural causes.  Mrs. Cunningham was born on April 18, 1907, in Trigg County.  She was the daughter of the late Alfred Earl and Mamie Cunningham Clark.

Mrs. Cunningham was retired from Pennyrile Rural Electric with 22 years of service where she was a cashier.  She was the oldest member of the Liberty Point Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Clark Thomas.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Clark Peace of Cadiz; nephews, Dr. Bill Clark Thomas, Seldon Earl Thomas Sr., and Tony Peace, of Cadiz; nieces, Susan Taylor brewer and Nancy Farmer of Hopkinsville and Dinah P'Pool of Cadiz; and several great nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Seldon Eatl Thomas Sr., James Taylor, Calvin Hawkins, M. H. Fowler, Edward Taylor and Kenneth P'Pool.  Music will be provided by Ruth Thomas, pianist.

Memorial contributions can be made to Liberty Point Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1130, Cadiz, Ky 42221.


February 8, 1927
Cadiz Record
Mrs. Clint Cunningham Dead After Long Illness
Death Came Tuesday Night And Burial Yesterday Afternoon
Mrs. Lurline Cunningham wife of the late J. Clint Cunningham, of this city, died Tuesday night at 11:30 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cooper. She had been in declining health for six months past and her death had been expected for some days by those near her bedside.
Mrs. Cunningham was thirty years of age, and had resided in Cadiz for several years. She went to the home of her parents when her health began to decline last fall and had been there since.
She is survived by the mother and father and hosts of other relatives and two small children - Jewell Thomas and Mabel Douglas. She was a member of the Baptist church.
She had many friends and her death in the prime of life is indeed sad.
Burial took place yesterday afternoon at the Trigg Furnace grave yard at three o'clock. Funeral services were conducted at the grave.


MRS D.E. CUNNINGHAM of Memphis, Tn, who was formerly MISS PANSY HOLLAND of Cadiz, died at her home Sunday September 9th.
The body was taken to the home of Mrs. R.A. ALEXANDER in Eddyville Monday morning and then brought to Trigg county for burial in the family burying ground near Hurricane church.
She was a sister of A.B. HOLLAND of this county and Mrs. R.A. ALEXANDER and MRS. FRANCIS UTLEY of Eddyville. Her husband and a son Edward, also survive.
Cadiz Record September 1934
"Dies After Two-Year Illness; Services to be Held Today"
"MRS PANSEY LOUISE CUNNINGHAM, native of Cadiz, KY, but a resident of Memphis for 25 years, died at 7:45
o'clock last night at St. Joseph's Hospital after an illness of two years. She was 47 years of age. Mrs. Cunningahm
was a member of the Baptist Church. "Surviving are her husband, D.E. Cunningham: a son, Edward Cunningham,
Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. R.A. Alexander and Mrs. Mattie Utley, Eddyville, Ky, and a brother, A.B. Holland Kadice ,
Ky. "Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. J. Ralph Roberts, will be held at the National Funeral Home at 2 o'clock
this afternoon. The body will be forwarded to Eddyville for burial".
Submitted by: Rose-Anne Cunningham Bray


August 13, 1925
Popular Girl Dies In Church
End Came Suddenly And Unexpectedly On Last Wednesday Night
Drops Before Reaching Her Seat After Giving Her Hand To the Minister
Miss Rubye Pearl Cunningham, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Cunningham, of Cadiz, and one of the most popular of the younger girls of all Trigg county, died suddenly while attending church at Hurricane on Wednesday night of last week about nine o'clock.
The news was soon telephoned to the family and friends in Cadiz and no greater shock ever came to fond and loving parents nor to hosts of admirers and loving friends.
Miss Cunningham was teaching the school at Rock Castle. With others she attended the protracted meeting at Hurricane Baptist church in the neighborhood. The minister, Rev. J. V. Riley, of Benton, had just closed a most touching sermon, and asked those who would pledge anew their love for Christ and who wanted to see sinners saved, to give him their hand. Miss Cunningham was among the many who advanced to the altar and extended her hand in token of her devotion to the religion she had professed seven years before. As she turned to her seat, she fell in the aisle, and within a few moments she ceased to breathe. A heart affection caused her death.
A physician was hurriedly called and family and friends were soon notified, but none arrived until after she was cold in death.
The remains were brought to Cadiz early Thursday morning and prepared for burial, and one of the largest crowds ever seen at a funeral in Trigg county was present Friday afternoon at the Cunningham home in this city.
Dr. W. E. Mitchell, her pastor, delivered the funeral sermon, and Rev. Mr. Riley, who was in charge of the meeting where death occurred, was asked to briefly tell of her last moments. The he did in a very attractive manner taking occasion to --article incomplete.
Cadiz Record


             Shirley Allen Cunningham Sr., 83, Trigg County,
             died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2000, at his
             home of natural causes.

             Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Second
             Baptist Church, Cadiz, with the Rev. C.L. Brown
             officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham-Mayes
             Cemetery, Trigg County. Visitation will be from 5
             until 8 tonight at the church, and visitation with the
             family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Gamble Funeral
             Home is in charge of arrangements.

             A native of Trigg County, he was born Nov. 26,
             1916, the son of the late Smith Eldridge and Susa
             Gardner Cunningham. He was a farmer and for
             many years worked for the Cadiz Housing
             Authority and retired from the state as a small farm
             cooperative coordinator. He was a World War II
             Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of
             Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Second
             Baptist Church where he served as a deacon,
             trustee, Sunday school teacher and church
             treasurer. A daughter, Molly Sue Cunningham,
             preceded him in death.

             Survivors include his wife, Marie Curlin
             Cunningham; two sons, Shirley Allen Cunningham
             Jr., Lexington, Henry Smith Cunningham, Fort
             Worth, Texas; one brother, Oliver W. Cunningham,
             Richmond; one sister, Susa Sweeney, Louisville,
             and six grandchildren.


Former Trigg Lady Dies In Evansville
MRS. SUDIE MAE MALONE CUNNINGHAM, age 71, died Sunday, Jul 26, at 1:45 p.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana following an illness of six years.
A native of Trigg County, Mrs. Cunningham was born September 25, 1898, a daughter of the late John E. and Ora Mitchell Malone.
She was married in September, 1916 to Owen Cunningham and he survives.
They had made their home in Evansville for the past 45 years. Mrs. Cunningham was a member of the Baptist church.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jul 29, at the Alexander Funeral Chapel in Evansville. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Carl Cunningham and three grandson, all of Evansville; her stepmother, Mrs. Eliza Malone, Cadiz; a brother Jack
Malone, Evansville, and three sisters, Mrs. Garvie Gray and Mrs. Ruth Dobbins, both of Cadiz; and Mrs. Barbara
Hawkins of Caldwell County.
Cadiz Record July 19070


WILLIAM WALTER, son of MR. AND MRS. BILLY CUNNINGHAM, died Jan 10th 1901, aged 3 years and 8 months, PRESTON DALE son MR AND MRS DALE BRIDGES, died Dec 6th 1900, aged 1 year and 7 months. Loving parents rest contented that your little ones have been tenderly waited across the celestial shore, which for them was only little streamlets, and have entered the city where the purest blossoms never fade in the valley of eternal bliss; where the sable pinion of the night never shadows the cloudless skies; far beyond the dismal scenes of sickness and death. May the blessed healer visit the heartbroken parents in their lonely hours and enable them to bear their sad realities; and when length of years makes them tired of earthly joys and the sable curtains of death gently close around the scene of their existence may the angels of God attend their bed and take care that the expiring lamp of life shall not receive one ruse blast to hasten its extinction. Thus prepared may they enter into the holy land of everlasting rest where their little angels are singing songs of glory, sitting at the feet of the great Teacher who said "Learn of me", with angels for companions through ages of happiness that shall never end.
Farewell depart ones;
Brother, son, farewell.
We feel, we know that they are gone,
Amont the blest, to dwell

Memorial  (no date)
Death of Mrs. Tisha Cunningham.   Death came to our home on the 11th of October and claimed for a victim our daughter, Tisha Cunningham, age seventeen years, eight months and twenty seven days. She said when she called us all to her bedside, to meet her in heaven. She said there was a better world than this and she was going to it. Oh, that weak and trembling hand I shall never forget as she reached forth to bid us goodbye. Death has visited our home many times-three times since the first of May. I have many loved ones gone. Their bodies are planted on different hills. Their souls are at rest with God who gave them. They have bourne the image of the earthly. They are now hearing the image of the heavenly.

Peace to all who read this.  H. W. Baker

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