|Name of Deceased: Gertrude McSwain
Place of Death: Home
Date of Birth: 06-02-1919 Date of Death: 07-28-2012
A native of Jackson Co., Georgia, Mrs. McSwain was the daughter of the late Hoyt O. Hayes & Minnie Fields Hayes and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Thompson and four brothers, Ernest, Ralph, H. B. & Forrest Hayes.
Mrs. McSwain was a homemaker and had also worked at Bill’s One Hour Cleaners. She was a faithful member of Zoar Baptist Church for forty plus years and a former member at Calvary Baptist Church and Beaver Dam Baptist Church. She served as a Sunday School teacher for forty-five years.
She is survived by her husband of seventy-three years, Arnold McSwain of the home; a son, Charles A. McSwain and his wife, Iris of Belmont; a brother, Royce Hayes of Shelby; two sisters, Lois McCoy of Shelby and Joyce Scruggs of Belmont; son-in-law Dr. John Thompson of Shelby; grandson Chuck Thompson of Banner Elk, two granddaughters, Sally Thompson of Shelby and Karen McSwain of Belmont; three great grandchildren, Mackinzey Tanner, Caleb Tanner and Abby Campbell and a special niece and nephew, Melanie Jones and Cliff Scruggs.
Visitation: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory, Tuesday, July 31st 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Funeral: Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel, Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
Officiating: Dr. Robert Rose
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park
Memorials: Zoar Baptist Church, 1740 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28152 Or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory