Couilla Cunningham SLATON-Services for Coullia Cunningham of Ransom Canyon will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in the Ranch House Community Center in Ransom Canyon with the Rev. Ellis Dean officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Weinert Cemetery, Weinert, Texas, under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton. Mrs. Cunningham was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Haskell County. She passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. She was in public education for 40 years in the school districts of Iowa Park, Munday, Midland, San Antonio, retiring in 2000 from Roosevelt ISD as an elementary school counselor. Couilla graduated from Weinert High School in 1956, McMurry College with a BS in education, and from Hardin Simmons with a master's in education. She was a member of Ransom Canyon's Brook Hollow Chapel and devoted educator. Couilla loved gospel music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her parents, Clyde and Otie Bell Guess Mayfield, and brothers, Cogdell and Rebus Mayfield, preceded her in death. Couilla's memory will be cherished by her son, Jeff Teague and wife, Lisa, from Haskell, Texas; brother, Tif Mayfield and wife, Erlinda, from Weinert, Texas; with grandchildren, Missy Hodgin (John Mark), Justin Lee Teague and Maggie Couilla Teague; and great-grandchildren, Teagen and Jolee Hodgin, and Brylee Teague. There will be a family visitation at the funeral home today from 6 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Ransom Canyon Memorial Chapel, at Ron Bornick, 87 S Lakeshore Dr., Ransom Canyon, TX 79366, or to the Weinert Cemetery Association, PO Box 188, Weinert, TX 76388.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 22, 2013