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Ethel Louise Cunningham

d. March 15, 2021

Ethel Smith Cunningham, 89, of Sylva, formerly of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord, Monday March 15, 2021.

A native and lifelong resident of Western North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late James "Budge" and Cecilia Smith.

Ethel was a member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church and she enjoyed gardening and working with her flowers. She loved helping people  as well as making arts and crafts. 

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Leroy Cunningham, her sons; Mikey and David Smith, brothers; Charlie and Buck Smith, sisters; Edna Lossiah, Stella Ball and Mary Ann Pierce, as well as Bertha Saunooke and John Ross Smith

She is survived by ;

Her son, Bobby (Kathy) Smith of South Carolina 

Her daughter, Debbie (Corey Meeks) Queen of Sylva

2 Sisters; Lucille Winchester of Cherokee and Ruby Dobbings of Whittier

Numerous nieces and nephews also survive

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Joe Wolfe officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon till 1:00 pm  prior to the Service at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Parris Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzeimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave  F1 17, Chicago, IL, 60601

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Service Schedule

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Receiving Friends

Thursday, March 18, 2021

12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

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Funeral Services

Thursday, March 18, 2021

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel

165 Skyland Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

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