Sweeney family plot
Haney E. & George M. Sweeney
INQUEST HELD IN DEATH OF G.M. SWEENEY
Van Alstyne - A coroner's inquest into the death of George M. Sweeney,
61, retired farmer found dead in his home Monday with a pistol at his side,
was being conducted today by Justice of the Peace C.E. Brown.
Mr. Sweeney, who had been ill for three weeks, was found in the
kitchen of his home by his wife at noon Monday. He had been shot
in the head. The .38 caliber pistol lay at his side.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Van Alstyne
Christian Church, with the Rev. J.G. Miller, pastor of the local Baptist
Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. J.M. Simpson, pastor of the Methodist
Church here. Burial will be in Van Alstyne Cemetery, directed by
Fox-Fanning Funeral Home.
Mr. Sweeney was born April 12, 1884, in Liberty county, Ky.
He came to Texas at the age of 12 and was married to Miss Haney Harkins
Oct. 17, 1908, at Van Alstyne. He was a member of the Christian Church
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Randolph
Hall of Van Alstyne; a son, Weldon Sweeney of Paris; three brothers, John
Sweeney of Dallas, Charley Sweeney of Oklahoma and D.V. Sweeney of Durant;
and three grandchildren.
Van Alstyne Leader
December 6, 1973
Mrs. George M. Sweeney
Services for Mrs. George M. (Haney) Sweeney, 85, who died Tuesday
at a Sherman hospital, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Flesher Funeral
Chapel, conducted by Rev. Don Griffith and Rev. Jerry Scott. Burial
will be at Van Alstyne cemetery.
Mrs. Sweeney was born June 22, 1888, in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.
She married George M. Sweeney on October 17, 1909. Mr. Sweeney preceded
her in death in 1946.
Surviving are one son, Weldon Sweeney of Paris; one daughter, Mrs.
Randolph Hall of Sherman; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild;
two sisters, Mrs. Grady Arnspiger of Van Alstyne, and Mrs. Don Chapman
of Miami, Fla., and one brother, Arthur Hardin of Anna.