Atmore man killed in wreck

Published 10:17 pm Monday, December 29, 2008

By By MarieClare Foster
Coming into the world as the last child and only boy behind two girls, Miles Cunningham made his mark through his signature smile.
That same smile will be looked back at as a cherished memory of his life, which was cut short last Monday night in a car accident on Old Atmore Road just south of Atmore.
Cunningham, 25, was driving home at around 7:45 p.m. Dec. 22, when his 2007 GMC pick-up truck traveled off the road and flipped three times, ejecting him from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by officials.
His sister Katie Hardy described her little brother as the “All- American boy” always flashing a smile and sharing his “goofy” laugh.
Cunningham's girlfriend, Christy Madden, described him as laid back and easy going. She said he was a person who found humor in everything.
Cunningham was close with his family and had worked on the family farm on and off for the past 10 years. He even lived across the street from his parents' house.
Cunningham's mother, Kit Cunningham, said her son followed through on a promise he made earlier in his life.
The houses are on the farming land, which is what his mother said he loved.
Sara Smith, Cunning-ham's other sister, said he also loved people and it showed in his life.
Family members said that in recent years, Cunningham had matured a lot. They believe he was getting his life on track.
Those facts are something they attributed happening mostly due to the positive influence on his life by his girlfriend, Christy Madden.
Jarrod Leachman, a close family friend, remembered Cunningham as someone loved by all and one who brought joy into the lives of others.
Chris Fowler worked with Cunningham and watched him grow up. He said he remembers the young man's caring nature as a big part of his personality.
Funeral services for Cunningham were held Friday.
For additional details, see Cunningham's obituary on page 3 of today's Brewton Standard.