Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Aunt Patsy, Roger and family,....sending many prayers and much love..Uncle Alton was one of the finest men I have ever known. He always had that wonderful smile and a big hug for us as children. I have such wonderful memories of him...how blessed I was to have him as my Uncle. Love you all..God Bless~Jennifer Conner Yates
With deepest sympathy from the 1930's neighborhood.
Mary Frances Benefield Propst
Rosa Newsome Neal
He was my QUARTERBACK! With love, Rex
A fine gentleman with tremendous character, an excellent manufacturing executive/leader,but more importantly a family man who truly loved his family and his God.
I have always measured a man by the old scale of "would I want him in my foxhole and would I follow him over the berm". Mr. Conner had that type of leadership/ character- I would follow him over the berm.
With great respect,
Mr. Conner took a chance on a schoolteacher who knew nothing about the textile industry and gave me an opportunity to learn the business. The fundamentals of leadership I learned at Swift Textiles have served me well in my professional career. For that I will always be grateful. May he rest in peace.
Dear Roger and Family,
My deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers for you and your family. Uncle Alton will always be in my heart and my prayers.
What should be told about Alton Conner is that most of his career was spent at Swift Textiles in Columbus, GA where he rose through the ranks to VP of Manufacturing. Mr. Boland, President of Swift, had a vision for the company, but operationally didn't know how to get it done. As VP of Manufacturing Alton's leadership helped move Swift from a second rate textile mill to one of the premier denim mills in the world.
When the Canadian parent company purchased a small yarn mill in NC, it was obsolete and they had invested at least twice what it was worth. They struggled with getting it turned around and were unsuccessful. After several attempts to get it on its feet they asked Alton to move to NC as President. It was through his leadership as President of Dominion Yarn Corporation that the company moved from near bankruptcy to one of the most profitable companies under the parent company's umbrella.
The parent company made several mistakes which got them in financial trouble. They needed cash. They looked around at what they owned that was marketable. The company that Alton raised from the dust was chosen to bale out the parent company and was sold. Once again Alton came to the rescue.
Alton Conner's accomplishment were huge, and plentiful. Many benefited. Some will remember.
May he rest in peace.
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.