Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Ruth Swearingen, 86, of Mount Selman, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville with Davy Carter officiating under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Burial will follow at Larissa Cemetery in Mount Selman.

Mrs. Swearingen passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 in Jacksonville.

She was born Friday, Feb. 10, 1922 in Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by her father Will D. Edwards, mother Elah Mae Grimes Edwards, husband William D. Swearingen and son Mike Arnold.

Mrs. Swearingen is survived by son Mo Arnold and wife Ruth of Jacksonville; daughters Shirley Mabe and Brenda Kern and husband Wayne all of Beaumont; step-son Steve Browning of Temple; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include Jeff Arnold, Andy Watkins, Jr Edwards, Kenneth Edwards, Steve Mizzles and Wayne Kern.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

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