Sterlin Odell Swaim Sr., 90, of Elkin passed away Friday, June 28, 2019, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Swaim was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Iredell County to Bonson and Mittie Salmon Swaim.

Mr. Swaim was a member of Shoaly Branch Baptist Church and retired from Chatham Manufacturing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mathis Swaim; his brothers, Harold Swaim, Homer Swaim and Alvin Swaim; and a great-grandson, Gunnison Strait Swaim.

Survivors include his sons, Tony Swaim and wife, Linda, of Elkin, Danny Swaim and wife, Diana, of Hays and Buster Swaim and wife, Diane of Elkin; a sister, Frances Upright of Elkin; his grandchildren, Anita Swaim of Sumpter, S.C., and Richie Swaim and wife, Monica, of Thurmond; his great-grandchildren, Sterlin O. Swaim III, Riser Gray Swaim and Montgomery Sky Swaim.

A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Shoaly Branch Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Blankley officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shoaly Branch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 472 Shoaley Branch Road, Elkin, N.C. 28621.

The family would like to thank the staff of Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their care.

Online condolences may be made Services have been entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.

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