David Cucumber, 91 of Cherokee, NC died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Mountain View Manor Nursing Home in Bryson City, NC. Born Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1918 in Cherokee, he was the son of the late James Cucumber and Lizzie Reed Cucumber.
He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, and had served proudly in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are a daughter, Christine Toineeta of Cherokee, NC; brothers, Everett and Johnny Cucumber; sister, Frances Cucumber, all of Cherokee; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and great-great grandson, Albert Jamison Rattler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald Cucumber; a daughter, Alma C. Johnson; brothers, Mason, Lawrence, and Calvin; sisters, Geneva Tooni, Nellie Welch, Ollie Hornbuckle, and Amanda Wachacha.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2pm in the chapel of Long House Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Griffin officiating. Interment will be in the Cucumber Family Cemetery in Cherokee. Arrangements were provided by Long House Funeral Home.