Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

February 28, 2013

Larry Cunningham


Effingham Daily News

BROWNSTOWN — Larry Dean Cunningham, 64, of Brownstown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, surrounded by his family at home.

    Services for Mr. Cunningham will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elmo Christian Church, St. Elmo, with the Rev. Tom Fedrigon officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Christian Church Cemetery, Sefton Township, Brownstown. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, and one hour prior to service time Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Crossroad Cancer Center, Fayette County Healthcare Hospice or the donor’s choice.

    Larry was born Feb. 25, 1949, in Vandalia, the son of John Edward and Minnie Virginia (Depew) Cunningham. He married Linda Rose Brazle on Sept. 3, 1988, at Liberty Christian Church, Sefton Township, Brownstown. Larry was a member of St. Elmo Christian Church and he was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed spending time at the Chuckwagon Cafe drinking coffee and visiting with others at the local table.

    He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, John Edward Cunningham and family; stepdaughters, Rhonda and husband, Jerry Rhodes, and Lori and husband, Carl Portz; grandchildren, Dustin Rhodes and wife, Kristin, Jacob Rhodes and wife, Tasha, Elizabeth and husband, Jonathon Rodgers, and Thaddeus Portz; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Rhodes, Oliver Kreke and Lillian; sister, Hazel and husband, Steve Hurst; brothers, Burt Cunningham and Mike Cunningham and families; half brother, Jerry Brown and family; aunts, Mary and husband, Dean Pryor and Lois and husband, Roger Frailey; and nieces and nephews.