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Solomon “Buck” D. Cureton

solomon-cureton-1Solomon “Buck” D. Cureton, age 93, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Mena.

Buck was born in Cove, Arkansas on July 23, 1923 to the late Tom Dolton Cureton and the late Vona Fair Cureton. He was married to Clara Quigley on July 7, 1948 until her death in 2005. Buck worked in the logging business in Oregon and was a chicken and cattle farmer. He proudly served his country during World War ll. While serving in the military he earned the Silver Star and two Bronze Star medals. Being civic minded he served on several committees and boards, such as the Welfare Board, FHA Board, Farm Bureau Board, and Van Cove School Board. Buck enjoyed spinning yarns about his life experiences with his friends. Most of all he loved family and enjoyed spending time with them.  He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him.  He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by daughter, Karlene Owens and husband Jock of Smithville, Oklahoma; son, Bruce Cureton and wife Susan of Cove, Arkansas; grandchildren, Trevan, and Valerie Cureton, Nikki Cureton, Jenise and Jesse Charlton, Sondra and Steven Hoobler; great-grandchildren, Clay, Megan, Quinton, Allie, Adan, and Bryce; brothers, Nick Cureton and Sherill Cureton; sister, Daisy and Kenneth Jacobs; brother-in-law, Ronnie Fleming; sister-in-law, Dorothy Castie; and special friend, Bonnie Blackburn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Vona Cureton, wife, Clara Cureton, sisters, Myrtle, Adele, Peggy, Louise, Wanda (Nubin) and Glenda.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Ron Ladd, Brother Todd Webb, and Brother Donnie Jewell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Witherspoon Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be Monday, December 26, 2016, 5:00-8:00 p.m., at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Steve Dearing, Kenny Romine, Tewayne Watkins, Terry Jewell, Dale Baker, Dewight Barrett, Rex Johnston, and Mike Harwood.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Dees, Billy John Davis, Roger Harwood, Maurice Manasco, David Dutton, Gary Dutton, Terry Belknap, and Terry Scott.

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