Bessie Swaim

Bessie Swaim, 94 of Hazen, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. She was born March 21, 1920 to Wincy and Oscar Jones.

When her husband, Bill was called to serve overseas in World War II, Bessie not only cared for their four children, but worked at the Defense Plant in Jacksonville.

Bessie was a hard working mother of seven children. When she and her husband, got their kids raised they moved to town. She worked at the shoe factory in Stuttgart until it closed. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flower garden. She also took up crafting and made many ornaments for her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; daughters, Nell Berry and Ida Mae Linam; son, Clea Swaim and five brothers and four sisters.

Left with loving memories are her daughter, Jessica Scarborough, of Fort Worth, Texas; sons, Moe Swaim and wife, Audrey of Carlisle, Tommy Swaim and wife, Judy of Jacksonville, Larry Swaim and wife, Wanda of Des Arc; son-in-law, Robert Linam of Vilonia; 21 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M, Friday, January 9, 2015 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 10 at the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church North of Hazen. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Center Point Cemetery.

5 thoughts on “Bessie Swaim”

  1. Mary Ellen (Cook) Doodle Wortham

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Miss Bessie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time and the days ahead. Such a sweet Lady, I know she will be greatly missed!


  2. Moe and Larry, we were sorry to hear of your lose. Our deepest sympathy. We would be there except we also lost James Sorrells who lived At Camp next to y’all His Memorial is tomorrow. So know you are in our prayers at this time and we will be with you in spirit. May the Good Lord bring comfort to you and your families.

  3. Dale & Ruth Wilson

    To all the Kids of Aunt Bessie we know you all will miss her she was a good
    Mother to all of you. I will miss her too she was a very special Aunt to me.
    May the Good Lord be with each of you

  4. I will miss Bessie very much. she and her late husband Bill were two really great people. I will never forget Bill teaching me to drive his standard pickup truck while Bessie would laugh at me. I would give anything to have those days back again.

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