Marion Swanson

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mr. Marion L. "Swede" Swanson, 78, of Ashton Pointe Drive, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest Thursday, November 24, 2016, will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Rev. Chris Brown and Rev. Milton Summerall officiating. Interment in Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Swanson was a native of Augusta, GA, a former resident of Panama, having made North Augusta his home for over 30 years. He was the son of the late John Owen and Lula Mae Swanson. Mr. Swanson served in multiple branches of the armed forces including the Army, Army Reserves and Airforce. After leaving the military he began a long career as an air traffic controller and later retired as a safety manager with Fluor Daniel Construction. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Belvedere Masonic Lodge. Mr. Swanson was a loving husband, father and grandfather who worshipped his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Mark Brandon Davison and Matthew Ryan Davison; two brothers, Leon Swanson and John Swanson, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Shelby J. Hitt Swanson, three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Michelle Swanson, Charleston, SC, Shannon K. and Joe Battle, Clarks Hill, SC, Susan Dianne and Brent Zachow, North Augusta, SC; six grandchildren, Samantha K. Sheehen, James Collin Davison, Benjamin Chandler Roberts, Lauren Nicole Zachow, Jodi Battle-Foss, Emily Anne Fletcher; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Velta and Charles Flynn, Barbara and Gary Fulmer, all of Augusta, GA; a special cousin, Joyce Traylor. Pallbearers will be Joseph Battle, Brent Zachow, Bill Bryan, Buddy Hitt, Thomas Sumner and Chandler Roberts. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 4 until 6. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry at

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