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Martha Nadine (Askew) Cummins

May 1, 1945 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 76)

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Martha “Nadine” Cummins

May 1, 1945 - Dec 15, 2021

RUSSELLVILLE - Nadine Cummins was born on May 1, 1945 in Russellville, Alabama to LJ and Elizabeth Askew. Nadine passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 9:35 a.m. at her home in Russellville, Alabama surrounded by her grandchildren, following a short battle with Metastatic Small Cell Carcinoma. 

Nadine was preceded in death by her parents, Lj Askew (Marie) and Elizabeth Askew; her brother, Kenneth Askew, her granddaughter, Amanda Cummins, and her husband, James “Jim” Bernard Cummins. 

Nadine is survived by her two sons, James Craig Cummins and Terry Jackson Cummins (Mary); two grandchildren, James Ray Cummins (Ashley) and Tamara Cummins Perea (Juan); six great-grandchildren, Brian Perea, Gavin Cummins, Mason Cummins, Briana Perea, Anthony Perea, and Emily Perea; her “longtime, canine companion” Bo; extended family Kim, Wendy, and Belle, along with a host of other relatives, family friends, and community helpers. 

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. - Proverbs 31:25

Nadine answered the call every day to help those in need and to love without limits. Through many trials and unnecessary tribulations, she never lost her faith and always retained her kind heart, generous spirit, and a wicked sense of humor, despite her circumstances. 

“You are not the darkness you endured. You are the light that refused to surrender.” ― John Mark Green

Contributions to help defray the cost of the burial may be made to Colbert Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SAFEPLACE 256-767-3076. 

A graveside service will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Colbert Memorial Gardens. Bro. Nick McSpadden will be officiating.

The grandchildren would like to extend a special thanks to extended family, friends, coworkers, NACOLG, Russellville Animal Clinic, Alabama Stone, Family Pharmacy, as well as the nurses and staff of Russellville and NAMC Hospital, Colbert Memorial Chapel, TVA Credit Union, and particularly to Amedysis Home Health & HOSPICE care for your love, support, compassion, and care during this difficult time. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Martha, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
December 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Colbert Memorial Gardens, Alabama, Tuscumbia

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