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Sonny Cunningham

September 29, 1932 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 88)

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Sonny Cunningham, 88, of Salter Path, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Carolina East Medical Center.

His funeral service, with military honors, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 7, 2021, at Munden Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Donald Thomas. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website.

(See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

Sonny was born on September 29, 1932, in Maysville, North Carolina, to the late Cleveland and Katie Smith. He entered the military at a young age and honorably served in the United States Navy where he earned 2 stars for his Korean service.

Sonny was known by so many in our community though his profession as a barber which he did for over 60 years. He worked at Ideal Barber Shop in Morehead City for years before opening his own shop, Sonny’s Barber Shop, in Salter Path.

Sonny married the love of his life, the late Margaret Cunningham, and they were blessed with 52 years together. Salter Path United Methodist Church was their home church where they were longtime members.

He is survived by his daughters, Norma Norman and husband Dale of Morehead City, Jeanne Cunningham of Salter Path; sons, Sonny G. Cunningham and wife Karen of Cape Carteret, John D. Cunningham and wife Cindy of Havelock; 4 grandchildren, Brandi Smith, Bradley Cunningham and wife Gerry, Monica Slater and husband Carl, and Jackie Taylor; and 9 great grandchildren, Ashton, Hunter, Avery, Karoline, Brantley, Autumn, Luke, Leo, and Anna.

In addition to his parents, and loving wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Deloach; granddaughter, Emily Cunningham; and great grandson, Xander Slater.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Monday, June 7, 2021, at Munden Funeral Home.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in memory of Sonny, may be made to Salter Path United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

To send flowers to Sonny's family, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


June 7, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Funeral Service
June 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Video is available for this event


Salter Path United Methodist Church
1200 Salter Path Road, Salter Path NC 28512

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