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Elizabeth Fugate Sweet, widow of the late Arlin Sweet, passed away at home at the age of 92 on July 3, 2017.
She is survived by ten childrenLora Elam, Mary Barrier (Robert), Kathy Parrigin, Judy Denney, Rayburn Sweet (Blanche), Danny Sweet, Lilly Massengale, Janie Sweet, Paul Sweet (Katrina), and James Sweet all of Monticello; one sisterMartha Cooper of Jamestown, Ind.; 36 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; as well as a host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her childrenEddy, Johnny, Grady, and Jimmy Sweet, Martha Catron, and Sandra Carrender.
She was born on February 27, 1925 to the late John M. Fugate and Olivie Napier Fugate in Hazard, Ky. She traveled by train to
Indianapolis, Ind. at a young age to secure employment.
She later met and wed her late husband, Arlin Sweet on December 8, 1945. To this union 15 children were born.
She has been a member of First Christian Church for over 50 years.
She loved the Lord, her family and her friends.
She had a passion for gardening, growing flowers, being a homemaker and having family and friends all together. Her home was always open!
She was a dedicated, devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend and will be missed by family, friends, and loved ones.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Monticello First Christian Church with Bro. Joe Tipton and Bro. Danny Bell officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: Monticello First Christian Church Building Fund
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on July 11, 2017
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