Rev. Tollie F. Cunningham

April 7, 1929 - June 10, 2018
Rev. Tollie F. Cunningham

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Reverend Tollie Freeman Cunningham, 89, of Hendersonville was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

A native of western TN, he was a son of the late Erdies and Pauline King Cunningham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bennett and Bobby Cunningham.

Tollie followed the Lord’s calling and served in the ministry in TN, OH, VA and NC for 55 years. He had a loving heart and genuine care for people. He was dearly loved and will be truly missed by his family and friends.

He leaves behind his wife of 72 years, Dolores Brown Cunningham; daughter, Debbie Cunningham Shehan (Ronnie); grandchildren, Chris Stewart (Melissa) and Amy Hudgins (Bryan); step-grandchildren, Rodney Shehan and Lisa Parham (Clay); five great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and many dear friends and other relatives. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Life Care Center of Hendersonville for the compassionate care they provided and for becoming like extended family members during Tollie’s residence there.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
11:00 AM

Balfour Baptist Church - Directions
2502 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fruitland Cemetery - Directions
Townsend Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • June 11, 2018
    Tiffany Cole says:
    Pastor Tollie was my buddy and not to long ago he came to church I remember talking up.a storm with him and giving him 4 hugs he told my boy friend that I was his girl. He is truly missed praying for the family love ya guys.

  • June 12, 2018
    Melody Cooper Mathis says:
    So very sorry to hear of Tolli8es passing -- we al loved him so much ! Melody Cooper Mathis

  • June 12, 2018
    Marvin/Rita Metcalf says:
    Brother Tollie was a true friend and he will be missed by many but if we have accepted Jesus as our Savior we will again be with Tollie someday.

  • June 12, 2018
    You were a truly special person and the most wonderful uncle anyone could ask for. Rest in peace Uncle Tollie. I know daddy (your brother Bobby) was waiting for you to say hello again. Watch over all those who love and loved you. God speed on this next journey as we will see each other again when the Lord wishes. Prayers and love to the family. Your neice - Gina

  • June 12, 2018
    Michael and Kathy Short says:
    Prayers for Delores. He married us over 40 years ago, and know he will be having a grand reunion