Bessie K. Swann, age 101, of East Tappan Street in Spruce Pine, died peacefully Friday, September 24, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on October 17, 1908, in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Marion C. and Lydia Burleson Knight. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Swann who passed away in 1957. She was also preceded in death by four brothers; William, Robert, George, and Marion Knight, Jr.; two sisters; Mabel Walker and Hazel McClellan, and a grandson; Norman Swann.
Mrs. Bessie Swann was the supervisor of the food service department for Spruce Pine Community Hospital for twenty-five years and was a grade mother for twenty-four consecutive years for her children. She was a member of the Powdermill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Swann is survived by her daughters; Bettie Gunter of Spruce Pine; Amanda Phelps of Norfolk, VA, and Julia Pittman of Morganton; a son; The Rev. Marion M. Swann of Boonville, NC; a sister; Juanita Martin of Sedro Wolley, WA; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren
Funeral services for Mrs. Swann will be conducted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm in the Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with The Rev. Marion M. Swann officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 pm until the service hour in the funeral home chapel. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:00 am Monday in the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery.
The family would like to ‘Thank’ Hospice of Mitchell County and the personal care givers of Mrs. Swann; Mrs. Dollie Poore (dec.), Mrs. Rita Poore Smith, Tabitha Callahan, Lisa Hopson, and Ada McKinney.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to either: Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 or Shriner’s Burn Center of Cincinnati, OH 45219.
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