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Daily Press
October 2, 1994

JAMES W. CUMMING

HAMPTON – Mr. James Wilkins Cumming, 70, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994.

A native of Hampton and a graduate of Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, Mr. Cumming retired as a machinist from the shipyard in May of 1984 after 42 years of service.

Mr. Cumming was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Estes Cumming; his son, James M. Cumming II of Newport News; two daughters, Joan Cumming Miller of Newport News; and Ruth Cumming DuBose of Hampton; two sisters, Anna C. Jeffries of Sun City Center, Fla., and Louise C. Smither of Richmond; as well as by his eight grandchildren.

There will be a funeral in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 1 p.m. Monday Oct. 3, 1994. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. John’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 313, Hampton, Va. 23669; or to HOPE Lutheran Church, 1112 Todds Lane, Hampton, Va. 23666.

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