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Martin Edward "Goat" Cunningham
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1917
Hagansport
Franklin County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1987
Jacksonville
Cherokee County
Texas, USA

Services for Martin E. "Goat" Cunningham of Rt. 1 Jacksonville were held Saturday afternoon at Jones Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lee Alexander and Lloyd Wilkins officiating. Burial was in Sonora Cemetery near Fairlie.

Mr. Cunningham, a former Commerce resident who was retired from East Texas State University maintenance department, died Thursday at his home.

He was born March 24, 1917 at Hagensport, TX to James F. and Lula Smith Cunningham. He married Betty Ruth Vandergriff on Sept. 21, 1938 in Commerce, TX. He was a member of
Portland Congregational Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife; sons James Cunningham of Jacksonville, TX and Edward Cunningham of Arlington, TX; a brother, Carlton Cunningham of Dallas, TX; a sister Virgie Speight of Failie, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his nephews; Jesse, Bob, Ben, and Gene Cunningham; and M. L. and James Pike. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Franklin Cunningham (1881 - 1950)
  Lula Ann Smith Cunningham (1881 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Betty Ruth Vandergriff Cunningham Tate (1920 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mamie Lee Cunningham Pike (1903 - 1985)*
  Riley Robert Cunningham (1905 - 1973)*
  Dewey Franklin Cunningham (1907 - 1974)*
  Alvin Vernon Cunningham (1909 - 1981)*
  Lee Victor Cunningham (1912 - 1984)*
  Virgie Elma Cunningham Foust Speight (1914 - 2010)*
  Martin Edward Cunningham (1917 - 1987)
  Carlton C. Cunningham (1921 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sonora Cemetery
Fairlie
Hunt County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Maredia Haddock
Originally Created by: Gena Forsyth
Record added: Sep 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21702010
Martin Edward Goat Cunningham
Added by: Maredia Haddock
 
Martin Edward Goat Cunningham
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Martin Edward Goat Cunningham
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- Kenneth Smith
 Added: Jun. 24, 2012
We love you, Papa!
- Maredia Haddock
 Added: Nov. 8, 2011
That Every Life is Noted and is Cherished. And Nothing Loved is Ever Lost or Perished.~~Madeleine L'Engle~~
- brenda joyce
 Added: Sep. 4, 2011
 
 
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