Mountaineer Echo Newspaper Week of July 8, 2004 issue: Reverend Abner M. SEAWRIGHT, Jr. of Wewoka, Oklahoma died Sunday, July 4, 2004 at his home in Wewoka. He was 69 years old. Rev. SEAWRIGHT was born November 10, 1934 in Flippin, Arkansas to Abner M., Sr. and Josie Idella WILSON SEAWRIGHT. On April 14, 1952 in Flippin, AR, he married Katherene JAMES. Rev. SEAWRIGHT was a pastor for 17 years and retired in 2000 from the Alice Gace Baptist Church in Texas. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Seminole, OK. He moved to Wewoka four years ago from Alice, Texas. Survivors include his wife Katherene SEAWRIGHT of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Marsha SEAWRIGHT of Wewoka, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Milynda and Larry KELLEY of Flippin, AR; brother, Sam SEAWRIGHT of Flippin, AR; sisters, Wanda SMITH of Yellville, AR and Carolyn TREAT of Mountain Home, AR; four grandchildren, Melissa DEARMAN, Jennifer ROE, Shanna LITTLE and Matthew SEAWRIGHT; and three great-grandchildren, Tristen LITTLE, Ethan DEARMAN and Emily DEARMAN. His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral service will be Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole, OK with Reverend Clay McCarly officiating. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery with Blaine DEARMAN, Dietric LITTLE, Arlie PROCTOR, Glen Deen JAMES, Larry KELLEY and Chris ROE serving as casket bearers. Honorary bearers are Ed BROCK, Kenton TREAT, Billy Frank SMITH, Don R. JAMES and Jerry WADDLE. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, OK (405-382-3456.