DALLAS -- Sue McSwain Hough, 94, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014 at CMC-Lincoln.
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Sue was a graduate of Dallas High School and South Eastern College of Beauty Culture. She was the owner of Suzette's Beauty Salon in Dallas from 1958 until 2008. Sue was Miss Dallas of 1938. She was a beloved and wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She had a joy for life and an infectious laugh. She always had the ability to make visitors feel welcomed and at home. Sue was a lifelong member of Dallas Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Hough, Jr., daughters, Marcia Cloninger and Donna Hough, parents, Lloyd and Minnie McDaniel McSwain, and her five sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her son, Frank M. Hough III, and wife Annette of Mount Holly; daughter, Marilyn Brooks and husband Stephen of Lincolnton; and sister, Nell Patton of Dallas. Also surviving include her much loved grandchildren, Tammy Ponds and husband Alvin of Interlaken, Fla., Dr. John L. Cloninger, III and wife Sherry of Lincolnton, Bryan Hough and wife Gina of Mount Holly, Elizabeth Gamiel of Manteo, Dr. Paul H. Cloninger and wife Shully of Cherryville, Suzanne Brooks of Washington, DC, Jonathan Brooks of Lincolnton; eight great grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with Reverend Baron Lee and Reverend Michael Collins officiating.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Marcia Hough Cloninger Rail Trail, City of Lincolnton Finance Department, P.O. Box 617, Lincolnton, NC 28093 or Cancer Services, 306 South Columbia Street Gastonia, NC, 28054
Condolences may be sent to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Hough family.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 10, 2014