Bertha Cunningham

Janie Cunningham

Bertha Jane “Janie” Highfield Cunningham, 86, of Concord, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021, at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville.

She was born in Lewis County on August 30, 1935, the only child of John Adams and Alice Purcell Highfield.

Janie was a lifelong farmer and homemaker. She loved being outdoors, gardening, working in flowers, overseeing her cattle, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Teresa A. Cunningham Haney of Cynthiana, Vanessa (Eldon) Mason and Melissa (JB) Maddox of Maysville; six grandchildren, Aaron Haney, Adam (Silvia) Haney, Patrick Mason, Kyle (Megan) Maddox, Katie Harrison, and Olivia Harrison; five great-grandchildren, Shazadi Haney, Joe Haney, Adabella Haney, Noah Maddox, and Aubrey Maddox.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Beuford Cunningham; a special aunt and uncle, Harry and Esther Purcell, who became her guardians following her parents’ passing; and a son-in-law, Danny Haney.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2021, at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Bro. John Byard officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Garden of Memories in Mason County.

Friends may visit after 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 17, 2021, at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Pallbearers will be Eldon Mason, JB Maddox, Aaron Haney, Adam Haney, Patrick Mason, and Kyle Maddox.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Highfield, Billy Fisher, Rick Smith, and Dwight Malone.

The family requests that everyone please wear a mask.

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