Eli Russell Cunningham, Jr.
Summary: co-founder of Cunningham Enterprises, a wholesale company dedicated to marketing art posters, books, gifts and other items for the tourism industry in New Orleans, who with his wife Carol Warfield Cunningham owned Carmen's Praline and Gift Shop in the French Quarter for more than 20 years, who was a former member of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and was also a member of the Pass Christian Civic Association.
Cause of Death: Cancer while he evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Born: December 5, 1928
Died: March 20, 2006
Location: Saraland, Alabama