Luanne Mount Cutchins

Published 8:45 pm Sunday, June 26, 2011

OPELIKA, Ala.—Luanne Mount Cutchins, 69, finally lost her battle with breast cancer at East Alabama Medical Center Thursday morning, June 23. She had been a fighting survivor since 1997. More importantly, she won the ultimate victory over death and went peacefully to be with the Lord.

Luanne was born in Jackson, TN (Madison County) March 3, 1942. She grew up in Albany, GA representing the city as Miss Albany at age 19. She came to Auburn University in 1960 and graduated in Visual Design in 1964. A Phi Kappa Phi initiate at AU, among her many creative designs are the logos for Camp Marannook in Lafayette and an early version of the RSA for The Retirement Systems of Alabama. She lived in Birmingham for 7 years before moving to Montgomery. The she became a full partner in Reid & Mount Advertising before returning to graduate school in “The Fifth Year Program” at AU for her Master’s. She married Dr. Malcolm A. Cutchins, a native of Western Tidewater, in the fall of 1999 adding to her life, never having had children, a beloved family of 3 children, 3 spouses, and 7 grandchildren, the youngest being born just 6 weeks before their marriage.

She was predeceased by a younger sister Kathy, and by her parents, Logan McKnight and Anna Paula Ritchie Mount. Luanne had moved to Auburn in 1991 and she and her mother were “roommates” until she married Mac. She is survived by her older brother, Bob Mount (Janie) of Auburn, her niece Mary Dansak (Joe) and their three children, Emma (Vanderbilt U.), Sarah, and Anna of Auburn. Luanne is also survived by step-children Mac Cutchins, Jr. (Pat Kjar) and Courtney of North Bend, WA; Kelly Cutchins (Lynn) and Clint and Drew of Roswell, GA; and Leigh Ann Cutchins Pierce (Jerry) and their children, Ben (U. Chicago), Daniel (U. of KY), Samuel, and Thomas of Elizabethtown, KY.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, PCA on Shelton Mill Road in Auburn. Rev. Bart Lester, Associate Pastor at Eastwood Presbyterian Church, PCA in Montgomery, officiated. There was a private burial Monday at Crown Hill Cemetery in Albany, GA. Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home on Frederick Rd. in Opelika handled arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862.See for giving information, or to Eastwood.

Becoming a Christian in mid-life, Luanne loved organizations that spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, and those who study and are truly obedient to His teaching.