Syble E. Wear, 88, passed away Aug. 30, 2013, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born on April 29, 1925, in Perry County. Syble enjoyed sewing, canning vegetables and playing a variety of card games. When family would visit, you would often find the ladies on the back sun porch playing Rook and laughing into the early morning hours. When summer came, you would likely find her and Pop sitting on the swing, snapping or shelling beans in preparation for canning. On Sundays, you would hear her sweet voice singing the hymns she loved where she and Leon attended church at Apostolic Tabernacle in Benton. Syble dearly loved the company of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Zelphia Alverson; four sisters; two brothers; and her husband of 62 years, Leon Wear. Syble is survived by three daughters, Judith Moore of Fort Smith, Carole McGrath and husband “Butch” of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Diane Sheridan and husband Mike of Benton; along with 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service at Wolfe Cemetery in Opello on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel, located at 322 N. Market St. in Benton. For more information, call 501-778-7100. Online guest book: www.smithfamilycares.com