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Obituary: Earl E. Cundiff, 77, Columbia, KY

Mr. Cundiff was a member of a prominent Adair County family, a Korean Conflict veteran, a member, deacon and elder of the Egypt Christian Church; a Mason for 54 years, a Volunteer Fireman, a licensed funeral director, a former Columbia Utilities employee, and was a former manager of the Adair County Ambulance Service

Earl E. Cundiff, 77, Columbia, KY, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 10:39pmCT at the Medical Center of Bowling Green, Bowling Green, KY.

The funeral service will be Friday, April 10, 2009, at 1:00pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY with Bro. Hugh Withers and Bro. Raymond Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery with military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. The Masonic Service will be Thursday at 7:00pmCT, at the funeral home by Columbia Lodge 96. Visitation will be after 4:00pm, Thursday, April 9, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

He was the son of the late T.P. Cundiff and Fannie Evans Cundiff. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Frances Cundiff, and a brother, Paul Edwin Cundiff.

He was a member of Egypt Christian Church, where he had served as a deacon and elder, a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a licensed funeral director, and a member of the Columbia Lodge 96 for 54 years. He was former manager of the Adair County Ambulance Service, a former member of the Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department, and was retired from Columbia Utilities. Much earlier, he had run a milk route in Columbia for many years.He is survived by his wife, Juanita Hunter Cundiff, , and the following:
  • Two sons and daughters-in-law: Bruce and Suzanne Cundiff, and Paul and Amy Cundiff, all of Columbia, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Derek, Blake, Brady and Hunter Cundiff

  • A special friend and caregiver: Danny Stone
Casket Bearers: Josh Stotts, David Martin, Randy Cundiff, Stan Collins, Dale Roy, Kenny Hunter

Honorary: Robert Harmon, Thomas Cundiff, Sam Pelly, Bobby Caldwell, J.D. Montgomery, Allen Day, Russell Guy Perkins, Mary Grant, Derek, Blake, Hunter and Brady CundiffMemorials are suggested to Egypt Christian Church Building Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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