William Vernon Cummings passed away Oct. 9, 2020, at the age of 92. He was born Feb. 25, 1929, at Cave Creek in Independence County.
William was a member and a deacon of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Navy. He worked at the International Shoe Company until it closed. He was the manager of Southside Water for 25 years, and he also served on the Southside School Board.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Jessie Kimmer Cummings; his parents, Bill and Agnes Cummings, and a sister, Mary Katherine Bangs.
He is survived by his son, Timothy Cummings of Southside; granddaughter, Shelbi Conger of Sulphur Rock; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mae Shelton of Batesville, Mildred Fringer (Bob) of Southside, Melda Thomas (Robert) of Southside; brother, Paul Cummings of Salado; and several nieces and nephews.