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Obituaries for October 07 2022

October 7, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.



Imogene Sweet, 83, of Taylor, Arkansas passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022, at the Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor.

Imogene was born on July 17, 1939, in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late William Lewis and Ima Lee (Willis) Emerson. She was a longtime, active, and faithful member of the Unity United Methodist Church, attended weekly until February 2022. She was a former youth leader of Unity UMC. She organized the Unity UMC Quilting Ladies Group in 1985 and was known as the "Quilt Lady" and since the organization of the quilting group, she has made and donated hundreds of small quilts to needy children.

Imogene was a wonderful homemaker and was famous for her chicken and dumplings, homemade fudge, tea cakes, and pecan pies. She was "Grandma Imogene" to everyone who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Sweet; siblings, Harold, Billy, Don, and Dollie; daughters-in- law, Vickie Sweet and Jan Tudor; great granddaughter, Reagan Hancock; great-great granddaughter, Braxlyn Hancock.

Imogene is survived by her children, Roger (Charlotte) Sweet of Lake Erling, Jeff (Gilda) Sweet, of Taylor, and Janet (David) Brazzel of Taylor; brother, Bobby (K.K.) Emerson of Taylor, sisters-in-law, Ruth Emerson of Taylor and Liz Emerson of Magnolia; grandchildren, Brandon (Delina) Sweet, Josh (Heather) McAdams, Kortni (Chris) Cook, Lacey (Shaun) Dodson, Brittany (Dayton) Grundy, Jesse (Chelsea) Sweet, Kristin (Brandon) Simmons, Daniel (Morgan) Brazzel, Jessica (Johnny) Neason, Ricci Ellis, Cassidy (Korey) Drake, Misty (Josh) Vines, Luke (Samantha) Ellis, Leslie Jones, and Clay (Amy) Robertson; twenty eight great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on today, October 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Unity United Methodist Church with Rev. Carol Moore officiating. Visitation was Thursday, October 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Sharman Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Sweet, Josh McAdams, Jesse Sweet, Brandon Simmons, Shaun Dodson, and Chris Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be the Unity Quilting Ladies Group.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Summit Health and Rehabilitation for their excellent care of our Mom and the compassion shown to our family, Enhabit Hospice for keeping her comfortable, sending their chaplain, and checking on our family, Magnolia Regional Medical Center Emergency Room staff for the excellent care, and to Columbia County Ambulance Service for the many transports.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sharman Cemetery Fund, c/o Dana Thornton, 5270 Columbia Rd 1, Taylor, AR 71861 or to Unity United Methodist Church, c/o Kay Emerson, PO Box 145, Taylor, AR 71861.

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Bobby Joe Harden, 75 of Magnolia, Arkansas, passed away Thursday morning, October 6, 2022, in Texarkana, Texas. Arrangements are pending with R.L. Reed Funeral Home in Magnolia.

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