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Monday, July 14, 2003

Georgina Cunningham McAllister, 78, of Grand Island, Fla., formerly of Staunton, died unexpectedly at her son's residence on July 12, 2003.

Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Carbon, she was the daughter of David "Peanut" Jones and Elsie Jones.

She graduated from Van Buren High School, class of 1942. Her first husband, John W. Cunningham, preceded her in death. Together they owned and operated Cunningham's Market in Staunton for many years. After they sold the store, she worked at CBS, retiring in 1985.

On Oct. 21, 1987, she married Robert McAllister. He survives.

Her memberships included the VFW Auxiliary, the Good Sam camping club and the Auxiliary of American Ex-POWs.

She enjoyed camping, mushroom hunting and crocheting. She made afghans and lap robes for the Veterans Hospital.

Survivors include her sons, Victor and Cathy Cunningham of Brazil, Steve Cunningham of Reelsville; her daughters, Karen White and husband Bernie of Eustus, Fla., and Kathy Gale and husband Wayne of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandchildren, Amy Cunningham of Brazil, Kevin, David and Sarah White and Sabrina and Elliott Gale, all of Florida; four sisters, Maxine Thomas, Pauline Smith and husband John, Mildred Zambinini and husband Bill and Kay Stearley; two brothers, Roland Jones and wife Lila and Gordon Jones and wife Loretta; three sisters-in-law, Katherine French of Brazil, Lois MacDonald of Rockville and Marie Gardner of Zellwood, Fla; several nieces and nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John W. Cunningham in 1980, a son, Donnie Cunningham in 1953 and a brother, David Jones.

Services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Sampson officiating. Burial will follow in Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday prior to services.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Ex-POWs, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com