BERTRAND - Helen Kathleen Groves Sweet, 71, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility.
Born Nov. 20, 1930, in Red Bay, Ala., daughter of the late Floyd and Lillie Bell Warren George, she lived in Bertrand most of her life, where she attended the First Baptist Church.
Her first husband, A.J. Groves Jr., preceded her in death in 1973.
She married James Sweet and he died in 1989.
Survivors include: two sons, Bruce Arnold Groves and Jeffrey Allen Groves of Bertrand; three daughters, Karen Vaughn of Durham, N.C., Janet Sheriff of Sikeston and Martha Ann Waters of East Prairie; two brothers, Doyle George of Durham and Riley George of Sikeston; and nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. Monday until service time at 11 a.m. at McMikle Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Meeks, pastor of the First General Baptist Church of Charleston, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: James Barr, Robert Bradbury, Jim Sheriff, Jimmy Groves, Bill McCall and Roger Groves.