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Marion Swaim dies Thursday at age of 102

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 2:13 pm | Updated: 2:14 pm, Fri Jul 19, 2013.

Mrs. Marion Annie Ray Swaim, 102, of North Wilkesboro, widow of Moses Aaron Swaim, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her home.

The funeral service was held today (Friday, July 19, 2013), at noon at Cranberry Baptist Church with the Rev. Victor Church and the Rev. Roger Elmore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The family received at Cranberry Baptist Church from 11 a.m., until noon prior to the service.

Mrs. Swaim was born in Wilkes County, Sept. 4, 1910, to the Rev. James Blane (J.B.) and Louella Garris Ray. She was a member of Cranberry Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Swaim was preceded in death by five brothers, John Ray, Sam Ray, Garvey Ray, Ralph Ray and Parks Ray; and two sisters, Esther Church and Hazel Cleary.

Mrs. Swaim is survived by one daughter, Shelba M. Beck of North Wilkesboro; one sister, Betty Church and husband, Paul, of Roaring River; one brother, Ford Ray of Jonesville; three grandchildren, Teresa Jean Minton Hillman, Millard McKinley Minton Jr. and Gregory Van Minton; seven great-grandchildren, Marcus Minton, Jeana Collier, Zachary Harris, Matthew Minton,  Monica Minton, Melissa M. Scheller and Chasen Hillman; and three great-great-grandchildren, Gavin Cahoon, Alex Scheller and Roman Scheller.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Cranberry Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1131 Wilkes Yadkin Road, Roaring River, N.C.  28669.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

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