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Thomas Cleburne Vining, Jr., age 78, of Russellville, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his home. He was born February 7, 1939, in Eudora to Thomas Cleburne Sr. and Doretha Runnells Vining.

He enjoyed playing golf and breeding and showing horses. He attended the First Baptist Church in Russellville since 1983.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nancy Williams Vining; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas Jeffery Vining of Winchester, Virginia and John Wesley and Ancilla Vining of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Angela Vining and Helmut Stepp of Grand Prairie, Texas; four grandchildren, Mackenzie, Caleb, Bethany and John Luke Vining; uncles, Bill Vining and Don Vining; and numerous cousins and other relatives and friends.

The graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at McFadden Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Sykes officiating and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Russellville, Post Office Box 36, Russellville, Arkansas 72811-0036 or The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.

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