Joyce Lee Tweedy

Friday, September 19, 2014

Joyce Lee Tweedy, 76, of Piggott, Ark., left this earth peacefully on September 17, 2014, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

She was born on January 16, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Edgar and Eva Lee McDowell.

She was united in marriage to Willard Earl Tweedy on Sept. 23, 1955, and to this union two daughters were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband Willard Tweedy; one daughter, Demetrause Thnea Tweedy; her parents, Edgar and Eva Lee McDowell; two brothers, Wayne McDowell and Norman McDowell and two sisters, Omagene (McDowell) Hubbard and Dorris McDowell.

Survivors include her daughter Rhonda (Tweedy) Matheney and son-in-law, Rick Matheney of Piggott, Ark.; two grandsons, Skylar Matheney of Piggott, Ark. and Shawn Matheney and wife Alicia of Arbyrd, Mo.; three great grandchildren, Devon, Natalie and Cheyenne Matheney, all of whom she loved with all her heart. She is also survived by three brothers, Ray McDowell (Ann) of Corning, Ark., James McDowell (Carol) of Pocahontas, Ark. and Larry McDowell (Donna) of Kennett, Mo.; two sisters, Diana Jo Vannada of Corning, Ark. and Willa Dean Speer of Dyer, Tenn.; two very special sister-in-laws, Glenda Miller and Ruth Tweedy along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Brother Alan Vaughn officiating. Burial is in Johnson Cemetery in Reyno, Ark. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and continue until service time at the funeral home.