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1942 James 2022

James "Allen" Swaim

September 29, 1942 — July 25, 2022

Jonesville

Mr. James “Allen” Swaim, age 79, passed away on July 25, 2022. Allen was born in Surry County on September 29, 1942 to the late G. Ray and Evelyn Myers Swaim.  He was also preceded in death by his grand son-in-law, Dylan Hensley.

Allen enjoyed mowing, football, and especially loved watching J. Max play ball. He started his day at Jerry’s Snack Bar with his buddies and Treva and his visits with D.C. and Joan.  He was a member of Swan Creek Baptist Church and faithfully taught Sunday School for 50+ years.  Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Martha Darnell Swaim; children, Renee Swaim (Ricky) Haraway, Rick (Trina) Swaim; grandchildren, Alyssa Hensley (Michael) Hopper, Erin Crater, Neelie Swaim (Coley) Hodges, J. Max Swaim; great-grandchild, Kayson Rae Hensley.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11 AM at Swan Creek Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Scott Bishop.  Mr. Swaim will lie in state from 10 to 11 AM at the church prior to the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends and family after the committal service at the graveside.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Swan Creek Baptist Church, 2501 Swan Creek Rd, Jonesville, NC 28642 for missionaries, David & Karen Tensley.  The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff of Mountain Valley Hospice for all their devoted kindness in the care of Mr. Swaim. Online condolences may be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Jonesville is serving the Swaim family.


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