March 7, 1930 - September 14, 2017
Mr. Sampson Lyle Cunningham, age 87 years, a resident of Beverly, passed away Thursday evening, September 14, 2017 at his home. He was born March 7, 1930 at Whitmer, a son of the late John F. and Ida B. Phillips Cunningham. On July 5, 1951 he was married to Bernice Haren Cunningham who survives at Beverly. Also surviving are two sons, Steven Cunningham and Donald “Jack” Cunningham and wife Maxine all of Beverly; two brothers, John W. Cunningham of Whitmer and Wade Cunningham of Elkins; three sisters, Arlene Tingler of Gilman, Nancy Bennett of Moyers, WV and Louise Barkley of Elkins. Two granddaughters, Angie Cunningham and Anissa Thorne and companion Jennings Bradburn and two great grandchildren, Alexa Cunningham and Devan Ours also survive. Also preceding him in death were five brothers, Louis, Roy, Leonard, Dale and Lincoln Cunningham and two sisters, Mary Tingler and Louella Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was a Veteran of the United States Army and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Randolph County Farm Bureau and the West Virginia Cattleman’s Association and was a Methodist by Faith. Friends may call from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, September 18, 2017 from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Earl Bible officiating. Interment will follow in the Cunningham Cemetery at Whitmer where full military honors will be accorded at the gravesite by members of H.W Daniels Post 29 American Legion, Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard Program. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Whitmer United Methodist Church, C/O Pam White, P. O. Box 227, Whitmer, WV 26296 in memory of Mr. Cunningham. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Sampson Lyle Cunningham. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Sampson Lyle Cunningham, age 87 years, a resident of Beverly, passed away Thursday evening, September 14, 2017 at his home. He was born March 7, 1930 at Whitmer, a son of the late John F. and Ida B. Phillips Cunningham. On July 5, 1951... View Obituary & Service Information
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