Aubrey "Bud Calhoun" Burton (1930 - 2013)

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Aubrey "Bud" or "Calhoun" Burton, 83, of Conway, entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Conway Regional Health System.
He was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Conway, a son of the late A.D. and Margie (Thomas) Burton.
He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Elnora Burton; and his sons, Artis and Thomas Burton.
Calhoun was a retired spot-welder from White Consolidated, formerly Universal Nolen, after 27 years. He loved gardening and driving his tractor and enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the cars go by.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Merline Burton of the home; children, Alma Criswell and husband Jerry of Springfield, Ark., Janet Easterwood and husband Elvis of Wooster, Gerome Burton and wife Joyce, Frederick Burton and Vanessa of Morrilton, Tommie Lee Beard, Ruby Waters, Paulette Waters, Larry Waters and wife Balerie, and David Waters, all of Conway, and Stanley Waters of Flint, Mich.; step-daughter, Christine Williams and husband Eddie of Little Rock; his brother, Sylvanias Burton of Detroit, Mich.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Conway.
Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery.
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Conway, AR 72034
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Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 2013