James Harrell Sweeney
Funeral Date: 1/21/2010

Obituary:
James Harrell Sweeney, age 71, of Hermitage, AR, died Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren, AR. He was born March 14, 1938 in Hermitage, AR, a son of the late Claude Leotis Sweeney and Georgia Langston Sweeney. He retired as a construction worker. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran. He was a of the member Antioch Baptist Church. Also, preceding him in death were 2 brothers- Jack Sweeney and Sidney Sweeney; 2 sisters- Nell Hardin and Verna Sweeney. Survivors include his wife, Norma Richards Sweeney, whom he married March 9, 2007; 1 son- James Wacie Sweeney and wife, Jaime of Claude, TX; 2 daughters- Karen Wynn and spouse, Geoff of Norman, OK and Kelly Sweeney of Texarkana, AR; 2 step daughters- Lisa Robinson of Warren, AR and Gina Craig and spouse, Gary of Simpsonville, SC; 1 brother- Claude Sweeney, Jr. of Hermitage, AR; 3 sisters- Emily Booker, Irma Rotton, both of Hermitage, AR, Jo Noland of Memphis, TN; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren. Funeral service was 10a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Music provided by Nina Harrod, Steve Wiggins, and Rita Wiggins. Burial was in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were John T. Ferguson, Sam Smith, Mike Wilkerson, Marty Wilkerson, Travis Ferguson, Andy Anders, Bobby Thurman, and Scott Helms II. Honorary pallbearers were Kerry Stanley, Fletcher Calvert, Kenny Wayne Harcrow, Jim Gardner, Jearl Smith, and Eddie Smith.

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Name: Christy Pepper
Message: Harrell was a Great Man and friend. He could keep you laughing. He will be missed. The Family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Karen & Kerry Stanley
Message: To the Sweeney family. We are saddend at the loss of Harrell. Are prayer's are with you Norma and all GOD BLESS YOU !!!!!!!!!!

Name: Glenn & Karon Gates
Message: We've lost a dear friend, but he has left us with many good memories. We're praying for you Ms. Norma and the rest of the family.

Name: Bonnie Mann
Message: Norma, I am so sorry to hear about Harrell. He was a class-mate and friend when we were in school. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead. There will be tears and sadness but there will be some wonderful memories also.

Name: pam hoskins
Message: Aunt Norma We are here for you and the rest of the family if you need anything just let us know

Name: David & Karen McDougald
Message: Ms Norma & Family, we are so sorry for your loss.Each and everyone of you are in our prayers and thoughts. GOD BLESS all of you.

Name: Mark & Kelley Hollingsworth
Message: Sweeney Family- We are sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayer. Mark, Kelley, & Brianna Hollingsworth

Name: Glynn & Sue Ferrell
Message: Norma, I am soory to here about Harrell you are in our prayers.

Name: Jim & Shelley Temple
Message: Sweeney Family; We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you will miss him greatly, but by God's grace you will see him again. You are all in our prayers !

Name: Janie and Lyn Grice
Message: Miss Norma, I am so sorry for your loss. You and the girls along with the rest of the family are in our prayers.

Name: Jim & Ginger Anders
Message: Our deepest sympathy.

Name: Julia Roberts
Message: I know this is a very difficult for you all. Please remember that you are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Name: Toni Carr Miller
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

Name: Billy, Melinda and Jennifer Murphy
Message: Mrs. Norma, sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that your family is in our prayers.

Name: Morman's
Message: What can I say, you have always been a great guy. You could always make somebody laugh and smile.

Name: Bert
Message: You were a great friend, if I met you on the street or passed you in a truck, you were a character for sure! That is what made you unique. Bottom line...You were my Friend.

Name: Billy George and Jean West
Message: Sweeney Family. Jean and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Harrell. Our prayers go out to all of you the family. God Bless and Keep you is our sinvere Prayer.

Name: Michael and Celeste Frisby
Message: We are saddened to hear of your loss. Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Tammie Cotham
Message: Harrell was a wonderful man and my favorite memories r of his dancing and picking up Ms. Norma. He will be missed! My love to you Wacie, Karen, Kelly and of course Ms. Norma!!!

Name: Patsy Parker
Message: So,Sorry for your loss praying for the family

Name: David & Gena Wilkerson & Family
Message: So sorry to hear about your loss.

Name: Christina Stucks
Message: We miss you Harrell. Thinking of you always! Love Jimmy and Christina Stucks