Elton Leon (Buddy) McClure, was born Aug.19, 1939, in Gurdon, to the late Jessie and Ruby Lee (Easley) McClure.

Elton Leon (Buddy) McClure, was born Aug.19, 1939, in Gurdon, to the late Jessie and Ruby Lee (Easley) McClure. He passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at the Heart Hospital in Little Rock.

He was a retired Sprinkle Fitter, a 50 year member of Local 669 Sprinkle Fitters Union, a Master Mason and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Gurdon.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Frances (Williams) McClure; a son, Ricky (Kathy) of Arkadelphia; a daughter, Shari Harper (Hal) of Gurdon; six grandsons, Brandon Harper (Lisa) of Gurdon, Brock Harper (Marty) of Benton, Jesse McClure (Nicole) of Gurdon, Chad McClure of Gurdon, Colton McClure (Christina) of Arkadelphia, and Blake DeVenney of Arkadelphia; one granddaughter, Kaylin DeVenney of Hot Springs; eight great-grandchildren, Hunter Rowe, Cole Harper, Braiden Harper all of Gurdon, Tanner and Jarret Harper of Benton, and Skyler and Sophia McClure of Arkadelphia, and Holden Craig of Hot Springs; one brother, Royce McClure (Judy) of Gurdon; two sisters, Geneva Alexander of Benton, and Vivian Spruill (Virgil) of Gurdon; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Hessling (Ray) of Bismark; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m., at First Assembly of God Church in Gurdon.

Service will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m., at First Assembly of God Church.

Interment will follow in Rose Hedge Cemetery.

Services are entrusted to Pharr Funeral Home of Gurdon. The online guestbook is available at pharrfuneralhomes.com.