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Patricia "Jane" Cunningham

November 24, 1942 — July 15, 2011

Patricia “Jane” Cunningham, 68, of McDowell, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011 at her home.

She was born Nov. 24, 1942 at Troy, a daughter of the late Russell and Merle Payne Ryalls.

Mrs. Cunningham was a member of Free Church of Scotland and attended Williamsville Presbyterian Church. She was instrumental in developing the Machen Retreat and Conference Center, a founder of MGW telephone company and an active volunteer for the American Diabetes Association.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Paul A. Cunningham of McDowell; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul A. “Andy” Cunningham Jr. of Staunton and James R. “Richie” and Genie Cunningham of McDowell; four grandchildren, Kristen, Paul A. III, Wyatt and Harley Cunningham.

A funeral service was conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Williamsville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Punker Robertson officiating.

A private burial followed in the family cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Lewis Shumate, Robbie Robertson, Melvyn Herwald, Glenn McMullen, Larry and Rusty Ryalls.

Memorial contributions may be made to Williamsville Presbyterian Church Building Fund, c/o Pam Webb, 13646 Dry Run Road, Williamsville, Va. 24487.


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