- March 14, 1924 - September 25, 2011
- Spanish Fort, Alabama
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Hetty Lyon Horst Cunningham- A native and lifelong resident of Mobile passed away Sunday, September 25 after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 14, 1924 and was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George Douglas Cunningham, her parents Martin Lyon Horst and Lucy Herndon Horst, and her grandson, Lyon Cunningham Newell. She is survived by her children, Hetty Lyon Cunningham Newell, George Douglas Cunningham, Jr. (Robin), and Martin Horst Cunningham (Randolph); her grandchildren Page Cunningham Smith (Richard), Helen Herndon Cunningham, Martin Horst Cunningham, Jr., Louis George Cunningham; a great granddaughter Hollins Higbee Smith; and her sister Lucy Herndon Horst Rouse.
She was very devoted to her family and friends, a lifelong member of Christ Church Cathedral, a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of Alabama, The Junior League of Mobile and several mystic societies. She and husband George especially enjoyed the water, during times spent at Dauphin Island and Point Clear.
The family wishes to especially thank the caregivers at Westminster Village in Spanish Fort and Odyssey Hospice.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 at Christ Church Cathedral, with visitation one hour before the service. Graveside service to follow at Pine Crest Cemetery on Dauphin Island Parkway. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Christ Church Cathedral, 115 South Conception Street, Mobile, AL 36602.