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PITTSFIELD Mary Grace Cunningham of Lynchburg, Va., died Dec. 15, 2013, just two hours and ten minutes short of her 99th birthday. Born Mary Grace DeWitt in Bedford County, Va., she began her life in a cabin with no running water or heat and was baptized in a creek. She rose to graduate from the Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse and worked for 39 years as a public health nurse. She was married for 30 years to Elbert P. Cunningham who died in 1969. She is survived by two children, a daughter Dawn C. O'Brien and her husband, Terrence of Pittsfield; a son, Richard P. Cunningham and his wife, Janet of Forest, Va., two sisters, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Heritage United Methodist Church, followed by interment at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 6, 2014
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