Atmore man dies in crash; family, friends remember

Published 8:31 am Wednesday, December 24, 2008

By By MaryClaire Foster
Coming into the world as the last child and only boy behind two girls, Miles Cunningham made his mark through his signature smile.
That same smile will be looked back at as a cherished memory of his life, which was cut short Monday night in a car accident on Old Atmore Road.
Cunningham, 25, was driving home at around 7:45 p.m. when his 2007 GMC pick-up truck traveled off the road and flipped three times ejecting him from the vehicle.
His sister Katie Hardy described her little brother as the “All-American boy” always flashing a smile and sharing his “goofy” laugh.
Girlfriend Christy Madden described Cunningham as laid back and easy going, a person who found humor in everything.
Cunningham was close with his family and had worked on the family farm on and off for the past 10 years. He even lived across the street from his parents’ house.
The houses are on the farming land, which is what his mother said he loved.
Sara Smith, Cunningham’s other sister, said he also loved people.
Family members said that in recent years, Cunningham had matured a lot and was getting his life on track, something they attributed happening mostly due to the positive influence of his girlfriend Christy Madden.
Jarrod Leachman, a close family friend, remembered Cunningham as someone loved by all and one who brought joy into the lives of others.
Chris Fowler worked with Cunningham and watched him grow up and remembers Cunningham’s caring nature.
His viewing will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26 at Unity Baptist Church with the funeral following at noon.

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