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Irvin "Sonny Boy" McSwai
 Irvin "Sonny Boy" McSwain, 77, of 611-2 Crestfield Ct., Shelby, NC passed away on January 10, 2011 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. 

Date of Birth: 07-25-1933             Date of Death:       01-10-11      

Personal History:  A native of Cleveland County, he retired from Williams Oil Company after

20 years of service as a delivery driver.  He was a member of Faith Baptist Church where he was involved in the Prison Ministry and the Nursing Home Ministry for 40 years.  Irvin often sang during church services.  He served in the National Guard.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:
Deceased Parents: Newton Irvin McSwain, Sr. & Ruth Harrill Graham

Deceased Stepson: Arthur Childers

SURVIVED BY:

Wife of 45 years:  Marilyn Hughes McSwain ,  Home

Son: Joseph Howard McSwain, Shelby

Daughters:  Bonita McSwain Thomas & husband, Charles, Jr. , Shelby

Paula McSwain Hamrick & husband, Greg , Shelby

Stepson:  Ronnie Childers, Dallas

Stepdaughter: Debbie Steading , Murphysboro, Tenn.

Grandchildren:  Christopher Hopper, Casey Hopper, Austin Ropp; Brandon Ropp, Marissa Hamrick

Also survived by 6 step grandchildren & 6 step great grandchildren.

Visitation: Faith Baptist Church      

Day & Time:   Friday      12:30 – 2:00 PM

Funeral:   Faith Baptist Church       

Day & Time:       Friday,  2:00 PM      

Officiated By:       Dr. Barry Goodman & Rev. Johnny Owens      

Burial:       Faith Baptist Church Cemetery      

Memorials:       Kings Mountain Hospice House

                       321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086

                       OR :  Faith Baptist Church, 2738 S. Post  Rd., Shelby, NC 28152

Family Headquarters:              Home of Paula & Greg Hamrick, 138 Crest Rd., Shelby, NC

Funeral Home:                     Cleveland Funeral Services

On Line Condolences:       www.clevelandfuneralservice.com


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