Thursday, September 11, 2008

RUSS CUNNINGHAM- FORMER DEARBORN COUNTY SHERIFF DIES

Russell Lee Cunningham of Aurora, IN, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at his residence.
He was born Tuesday, June 12, 1929 in Ohio County, In, Son of the late Benjamin Franklin Cunningham and the late Josa Bell Cunningham.

He was a member of the Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge, Shriners of Southeastern IN, Lawrenceburg Eagles, Lawrenceburg American Legion Post #239, F.O.P., Aurora V.F.W., Retired after 34 yrs. from Lawrenceburg Fire Co. #2, First Church of Christ of Greendale.
He began his career in 1966 with the Lawrenceburg Police Dept., Police Chief 1971, 1976-1980, Ass't Chief 1980-1986, Dearborn County Sheriff 1987-1995.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Minks Cunningham, Step-son, William (wife Penny) Wagner of Moores Hill, IN; 2 Daughters, Robin Lynn (husband John) Bower of Greendale, IN, Karen (husband Richard) Dubs of West Harrison, IN; 2 Grandchildren, Ashley Lynn Cunningham Meyer, William Wagner V; 2 Great-Grandchildren, Russell Cameron Cunningham, Avery Michael Meyer.

Friends will be received 4:00 - 8:00 PM, Thursday, September 11, 2008 at the First Church of Christ,Greendale, Indiana.

Services will be held at First Church of Christ, Friday, September 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Tim Russell officiating.

Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, IN.

Contributions may be made to the Church of Christ or Relay for Life.

Fitch Denney Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (www.fitchdenney.com)

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