Maggie Opal Weems age 102, was born on November 16, 1914. She passed away December 9, 2016. She was the daughter of Sidney Burl and Florence Rogers Minton. She was fortunate enough to have another mother, Inez Edge Minton to help raise her. Opal was a life long citizen of Hazen. She worked along side her father and brothers in the field until she married her husband Aubrey Weems, then she farmed and kept the home for her family. She worked for Jucuzzi Brothers in Lonoke until she retired at the age of 70. Opal was a longtime member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Sidney Archie Weems and wife Barbra of Gurdon; Daughter Shelia Suzette Weems of Hazen; Brother Earl Minton of Peoria, Illinois; Sister Theresia Mathis and husband Richard of Buffalo, Texas; 12 Grandchildren; 16 Great Grandchildren and 16 Great-Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Aubrey Lynn Weems, four brothers, Alton, B.C.; C.D.; and John Minton: two sisters, Mae Baker, Adelle Corgatelli, and two grandsons, Travis Weems and Terry Kee. Opal loved to right and tell stories and crochet. She was loved by many and will be missed.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2016 at Center Point Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday December 11, 2016 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.