Obit Berniece A. Stewart

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Berniece A. Stewart

Berniece A. Stewart, 87, of Piggott died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Piggott Community Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Piggott to the late Claude E. and Gladys (Parrish) Wiley.

She was married to Paul Seal in July 1942 and the couple had three children. In April 1971 she married Denver Stewart. Both preceded her in death.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Piggott. She worked as a secretary at the former Piggott Hospital for many years and was proud to work as a fundraiser for Piggott Community Hospital.

She is survived by her three children, including two sons, Danny Seal and wife Brenda of Bauxite; Paul Seal Jr. and wife Deborah of Bella Vista; one daughter, Paula Reeder and husband Doug of Malden; one brother, Junior L. Wiley and wife Gaye of Piggott; one sister, Wanda Jean Norred of Piggott; six grandchildren, Brian Seal, Carrie Smith, Stephanie Oszman, Paul Douglas Reeder, Matt Greer and Adam Greer; 12 great-grandchildren and many other family and friends from both the First Baptist Church as well as the community.

Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 2, at the Piggott Cemetery with Bro. David Floyd officiating and interment followed. A memorial service is being planned and will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church of Piggott, Highland Christian Church of Bella Vista or the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Bauxite.

Irby Funeral Home of Piggott was charged with the arrangements, and those who wish to sign the online guest book may do so at