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Ray "Buddy" Allen Cunningham

August 26, 1947 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 73)


Ray "Buddy" Allen Cunningham, 73, of Franklin passed away Monday, April 19, 2021. Ray was born in Macon County, NC August 26, 1947 to the late Ralph W. Cunningham and Maggie Elliot Cunningham. He was a graduate from Franklin High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He worked and retired from General Motors in Pontiac Michigan. Ray was a gentle soul that loved helping people and being a blessing to others, he loved to travel to Florida to visit friends and enjoyed traveling all over the world; he loved his plants and flowers.

Ray is survived by his sister-in-law Judy Cunningham of Franklin; a sister, Louise Dills of Franklin; his friend of 50 years Danny McKinney of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ray is preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Cunningham and Woodrow Cunningham; a sister, Ruth Blanton; and his beloved pet, Sophie.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Iotla United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. David Williams officiating.

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Memorial Service
April 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Iola United Methodist Church Cemetery

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