Vernon L. Cummings, age 88, of Lonoke, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013. He was born September 11, 1924, to William M. Cummings and Amanda Malcolm in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and six brothers. He is survived by one sister, Mary Francis (Dolly) Brumett and five nephews and 12 nieces, whom he called his children.

Vernon was a 50-year Mason with Lonoke Masonic Lodge #51 and a Baptist by faith. Graveside services with military honors were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Lonoke Cemetery.