James Cunningham

CUNNINGHAM, James Allen, 70, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, March 17, 2014 in Liza’s Place, Wheeling.

He was born November 16, 1943 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late William and Mildred Bucey Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham was a retired computer programer for Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a loving husband, father and loved helping take care of stray animals and a member of the Ohio Valley Civil War Round Table.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Cunningham; and a sister, Carolyn Greenwood.

Surviving are his wife, Julia Estelline Yaquinta Cunningham; four sons, Jeffrey A. (Marianne) Cunningham of Wellsburg, WV, Jay Cunningham, of Wheeling, Jerold (Anita) Cunningham of Tiltonsville, OH, and Joedy (Amy) Cunningham of Huntington, WV; a daughter, Jennifer (Michael) West of Wheeling; a sister, Nancy (Carl) Silbaugh-Koonce of Wheeling, WV, and nine grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Christ United Methodist Church, Wheeling with the Reverends Judy Fisher and James Shepard officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 St. Rt. 150, Rayland, OH 43943 or to the Ohio County Animal Shelter, RD 2 Box 370BB, Triadelphia, WV 26059.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family www.kepnerfuneral.com.

Arrangements are by the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling (304-232-5110).