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Obituary for James Swafford

James Swafford
James Raleigh Swafford of Rutherfordton passed away peacefully at his home on April 30, 2018. James worked for Stonecutter Mills for 32 years from 1964 to 1996 and then he owned and operated Swafford Auto Sales in Forest City, NC for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife Mary Jo Swafford of 68 years. James also leaves behind his sisters; Martha Odom , Gladys (Johnny) Rollin, brothers; Joe (Gladys) Swafford, Lee (Milly) Swafford, nieces; Becky and Deanna, a daughter Gilda (Tim) Hamrick, grandsons J.W. (Tabitha) Moore, William (Ashley) Swafford and Timothy Hamrick. Granddaughters Jodi Bartlett and husband Lee Goode, Mary Hamrick and husband Johnathon Bright, Nikki and Robert Lane; great grandchildren Holly, Nathanial, Austin and Troy Swafford, Carter Bight, April Bartlett, Raleigh Lee Goode, Josh and Kris Moore. James was preceded in death by his parents William and Lottie Swafford, sons James Harrill Swafford, AKA Billy Swafford, Raleigh Lee Swafford and James Harold Swafford. He was also preceded in death by brothers Sammy and Carl Swafford and a sister, Mary Sue Leach.
A funeral service for James Swafford will be held on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 12 noon, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 563 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Rutherfordton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of James Swafford. Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com.
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