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Hershel Roy Cunningham

Hershel Roy Cunningham, 92, of Dunlap died in a Chattanooga hospital, Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving 23 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Fricks Cunningham; his parents, Robert Lee and Ada Belle Ewton Cunningham; brothers, J.D. “Dan” Cunningham, George Lee Cunningham, Homer Cunningham and William Herbert Cunningham; and sister, Ruby Harmon.

Survivors include his daughter and caregiver, Gloria Welch of Dunlap; son, Jerry (Sharon) Cunningham; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Howard Cunningham of Dunlap; sisters, Mary Francisco of Cordova and Minnie Mae Combs of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 23 in the funeral home chapel.

Burial was in Old Union Cemetery.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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