“My late mother, Margaret Grayson, considered Francis as one of her best friends. He was always so nice to her and so helpful. Whenever she had a...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Gina Grayson Dix - Hot Springs, AR
“Hazel, Carolyn, & Gary. I am so sorry for the passing of your Dad. I have so many childhood memories of visiting with you all . My prayers are that...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Melba Martin Garrett - Sparkman, AR
“There are no words to express the saddness that we felt when we saw Bro. Francis obituary in yesterday's paper. We want to let you know just how...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Gayle & Sarah Martin - AR
“Carolyn and Gary - - My thoughts are with you and your families at this time of loss and transition. How fortunate you are to have had your dad to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Cantrell - Durham, NC
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jane Duke - Fort Smith, AR
“Gary/Carolyn -- Bob and I learned of Mr. Weaver's death in today's paper. He was one of the good guys that meant so much to us growing up in...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: James and Bob Davis - Hot Springs, AR
“Brother Francis was one of the best Sunday School teachers ever. Still today, after 35 years, I recall some of his teachings. He will be missed here...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: David Pittman - Hot Springs, AR
“Mr. Gary , I'm so sorry for the passing of your dad. My thougths and prayers are with you and your family. Sympathy to all.
8 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Freeman - Emerson, AR
“Fondest memories of Mr. Francis. He was such a special person and a wonderful friend of my dad, John Marvin Davis.
I know he is where he has been...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Rose Anne Davis - Hot Springs, AR
“Gary, I am sorry for your loss. It is bound to be tough to let him go! Your friend, Jay
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jay Dickey - Pine Bluff, AR
“It is always sad to hear that someone special has passed away. Mr. Weaver is someone special and he will be missed by many family members and...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry and Ann Carlton - AR
“Gary and Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such an inspiration to me. I guess when he held me as a baby he was praying for me then...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Cedric Walters - Stephens, AR
FrancisWeaver, 95 of Stephens, Arkansas passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Magnolia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Magnolia.
He was born on January 13, 1917 in Stephens to the late Louie and Olive Bernice (Evans) Weaver. He was a veteran in the United States Army serving during World War II. Francis retired from Berry Petroleum Company and actively attended the First United Methodist Church in Stephens where he was a Sunday school teacher for thirty five years. He was an active member of the Stephens community serving on many civic and charitable organizations which awarded him the honors of the Stephens Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award and the Community Service Award.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Ginger Sanders and two brothers.
Francis is survived by his wife Hazel Weaver of Stephens; daughter, Carolyn Byrd and husband Wesley of Conway, Arkansas; son, Gary F. Weaver of Lewisville, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Stephen Weaver and wife Susan of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Reed Weaver and wife Tammy of Conway, Christi Sanders of Hot Springs; and seven great grandchildren, Coleman and Anna Weaver of Vestavia Hills, Grace and Aubrey FrancisWeaver of Conway, Shelby and Nikki Sanders of Camden, and Katie Collie Keen of Glen Rose, Arkansas.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday, February 26, 2012 beginning at 1:00 pm with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm at the Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Magnolia with Rev. Cedric Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Stephens Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. of Magnolia. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 304 East Ruby Street, Stephens, Arkansas 71764
Pallbearers will be Stephen Weaver, Reed Weaver, Marty Wiggins, Wesley Wiggins, Tim Sanders, and Buddy Morgan.
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