Betty Ruth Swink Thackerson

Betty Ruth Swink Thackerson, 74, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.  Born in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Plato William and Sarah Lou Swink.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Pee Wee Swink and step-mother, Frances Swink.  Betty retired from Dover Mill with over 30 years of service.  She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she was in the Deedie Dedmon Sunday School class.


Betty is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Farrell Thackerson; son, Bobby Thackerson and wife Ann of Earl; daughter, Tammy Thackerson Fail and husband Brian of Cherryville; sister, Jeanette Goodman of Belwood; brothers, Williams Swink and wife Betty of Polkville and Roger Swink and wife Becky of Gastonia; grandchildren, Josh Thackerson and wife Mandy of Boiling Springs, Katie Thackerson and fiancé Austin Turner of Earl, Jordan Fail of Cherryville, Brandon Fail of Cherryville; great grandchildren, Ally Thackerson and Brody Thackerson of Boiling Springs.


A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 8, 2013 in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory.  The Rev. Russ Bradley and Rev. David Gordon will be officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 – 10:00am prior to the service at the funeral home.  At other times the family will be at the home.


Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 116, Earl, NC 28038.


Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Thackerson.


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