Austin Shane Rowdy Cunningham, five, was born August 10, 2002 in Granbury, Texas. Rowdy was a Kindergarten student at James Bowie Elementary School in Simms, TX. He attended Pre-K at Central Elementary in Stephenville, Texas. He also attended Godley Prairie Community Church in New Boston, Texas. Survivors include his mother and father Peggy and Dennis Cunningham Jr. of Simms, His loving sisters that survived the fire, Faith Roberts (12) and Emily Roberts (8); Christie Cunningham; Loving Meme and Grandpa, Joe and Edwyna Smith of Stephenville, Texas. Grandma Lori Klapps of Belen, NM; Grandparents Dennis and Mary Cunningham of Wrightsville, PA. Great-grandfather Carl Johnson of Roswell, NM, many aunts and uncles: Etta and Leonard Green of Simms, Texas, Tommy and Johna Smith of Warner Robbins, GA; Dallas and Tony Pollack of Kerns, Texas; Jeff and Vena Mitchell of Belen, NM; and many loving cousins. He was preceded in death by his uncle Jimmy Don Smith of Stephenville, TX; and aunt Sherry Pulliam of Belen, NM; Great-grannie, Ruby Lee Hazelwood and Papa Albion Smith Hazelwood of Stephenville, TX.
Services will be at Graham Street Church of Christ in Stephenville at 12:30 PM Monday March 10, 2008 with Randy Daughtery, Tanner Fain and Don Parker officiating. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at Stephenville Funeral Home. A candlelight memorial will be at 7:00 PM Monday evening at the family home in Simms in the children’s rock garden. Services will be at James Bowie High School Gym in Simms at 2:00 PM Tuesday March 11, 2008. Interment will be at Sand Hill Cemetery in Simms, Texas. Pallbearers will be the Simms Volunteer Fire Department Members. An account has been set up for the family at First Convenience Bank Wal-Mart branch New Boston, Texas or at any First Convenience Bank (Account name: Laura Wilkinson Family).