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FRANKLIN CUNNINGHAM
© Published in Enid, OK. News
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Submitted by: Sylva Rhodes

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Franklin CUNNINGHAM

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery


FRANKLIN CUNNINGHAM
The funeral for Franklin D. "Frankie" Cunningham, 71, of Cherokee, OK. will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel, Cherokee. The Rev. Robert Fullerton will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born July 11, 1934, at Preston, Kan., to Frank Wayne and Emmie May Taylor Cunningham and died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Share Hospital, Alva, OK.
He attended school in Waynoka, OK. He was a jockey and started riding race horses at an early age. He rode at several tracks including Ponca City,OK., Liberal, Kan., Hot Springs, Ark., and Enid, OK.
He married Shirley Gibson May 9, 1956, in Woodward, OK. They made their home in May, OK., then moved to Cherokee, OK. in 1959.
He worked for the state highway department for 16 years. He later worked for Rick Caruthers Construction Co. and Alfalfa County.
He attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley of the home; four sons, Rex of Avard,OK., Roger of Alva,OK., Richard of Cherokee, OK., and Robert of Hopeton, OK.; three daughters, Regena Hom-mertzheim of Attica, Kan., Rhonda Fullerton of Enid, OK., and Rita Supernaw of Clinton, Mo.; two brothers, Ivan of Woodward, OK., and Allen of Carmen, OK.; three sisters, Dorene Bowker of Beaver,OK., and Betty Durkee and Maxine Cell both of Waynoka, OK.; 30 granchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, and three sisters.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Watch Tower Society.



FRANKLIN CUNNINGHAM
© Published in Cherokee, OK. Messenger & Republican
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005
Submitted by: Sylva Rhodes


FRANKLIN CUNNINGHAM
Funeral services for Franklin D. "Frankie" Cunningham, 71, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Alfalfa County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building on West Fifth Street, in Cherokee, OK., with Robert Fullerton officiating. Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He died Dec. 3, 2005 at Share Hospital, Alva, OK.
He was born July 11, 1934, in Preston, KS. to Frank Wayne and Emmie May Taylor Cunningham. He grew up in Waynoka, OK. where he attended school. He was a jockey and started riding race horses at an early age. He rode at several tracks, including Ponca City, OK., Liberal, KS., Hot Springs, Ark., and Enid, OK. His last race was April 20, 1956, in Enid, OK., which he won.
He married Shirley Gibson, May 9, 1956, in Woodward, OK. They lived in May, OK., then moved to Cherokee, OK. in 1959. He worked for the Oklahoma State Highway Department for 16 years. Later, he worked for Rick Caruthers Construction Company and Alfalfa County. He took early retirement because of failing health.
He attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
He is survived by his wife of the home; four sons, Rex of Avard, OK., Roger of Alva, OK., Richard of Cherokee, OK., and Robert of Hopeton, OK.; three daughters, Regena Hommertzheim of Attica, KS., Rhonda Fullerton of Enid, OK., and Rita Supernaw of Clinton, MO.; two brothers, Ivan of Woodward, OK., and Allen of Carmen, OK.; three sisters, Dorene Bowker of Beaver, OK., and Betty Durkee and Maxine Cell, both of Waynoka, OK.; 30 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters, and a daughter-in-law.
Memorials may be made to Watch Tower Society through the funeral home.


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