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Lois Evelyn Sweat, 72

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Lois Evelyn Sweat, 72, of Jacksonville went to be with her Lord on Friday, June 10, 2016. She was born on October 29, 1943 to Claude Oliver Carnes and Enoree Carnes in Dalton, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Enoree Carnes; brother, Malachi Carnes; sister-in-law, Anita Carnes; mother-in-law, Doris McKoy; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and grandparents.

She attended Maddox Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville where she has been the church pianist since 1991. Evelyn worked for Doug Wilkinson Realty, United Abstract and Title Company, retiring in 1995.

Evelyn is survived by her loving husband of more than 53 years, John Sweat of Jacksonville, Arkansas, her children, David Sweat of Memphis, Tennessee; Diane Goode of Jacksonville, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Selina Lovston, Brittany Teal, Sonja Teal and Zoe Bergmire-Sweat; two great-grandchildren, Conner Harris and Kammie Harris; son-in-law, George Goode.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Road Baptist Church, 702 E. Maddox Road, Jacksonville with Pastor Cory Platt and Rodney Westmoreland officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Maddox Road Baptist Church in her honor.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville. 501-982-3400


  • Kathy and Bob Dail Posted June 13, 2016 8:41 PM

    We both send our condolences. It’s tough watching your parents decline in health. I am glad you could be closer to your folks these past few years. I still miss you and hope we get a chance to talk soon. Your Mom looks like she enjoyed life and had a beautiful smile. She must have loved you a great deal…you were a very good son to her!

  • GLINDA JONES Posted June 14, 2016 7:37 AM

    We am so sorry for your loss. We dearly loved Evelyn, thought of her and John so many times. She was a wonderful person. Our Thoughts, Prayers and Love are with each of you. God Bless all of you and may he comfort you and give you peace knowing she is with our Heavenly Farther, playing her heart out for him… Loyd and Glinda Jones

  • Thad and Ruth Gray Posted June 14, 2016 11:16 AM

    John, David and Diane,

    We are so sorry for the loss of Evelyn. She was a precious lady and always had a smile on her face. Loved having her as my neighbor for so many years. May God give you comfort and peace that you need at this time. Love to you all.

  • Bobby & Tammy Cor Posted June 14, 2016 10:08 PM

    Passing along our deepest condolences. Evelyn sure filled our hearts with joy as she told her many stories with her infectious laughter. We loved listening to her play the piano at the church. She will be missed.

  • Amy Barron Wren Posted June 15, 2016 10:10 AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace. Much love.

  • Audrey Tipton Posted June 15, 2016 11:21 AM

    “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal.”
    David, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  • Deborah McGregor Posted June 15, 2016 1:54 PM

    A mother’s love is most precious. She must have been a woman of magnanimous character and integrity to have had such an honorable son as yourself.
    May God continue to bless you and your family, David.

  • Belinda Shaw Wright Posted June 15, 2016 2:40 PM

    •Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  • SYBIL BRANSCUM Posted June 21, 2016 9:59 AM

    This beautiful lady is loved and will be missed by many. May God comfort the hearts of family and friends and remind us all that she has begun her awesome life in Heaven. Our love and prayers are with you.

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