STANLEY - Nicki Swanger Cofield, 73, passed away Feb. 8, 2013, at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
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She was born in Belmont on Oct. 3, 1939, daughter of the late Victor and Brennie Farmer Swanger.
Nicki was a former member and director of music at His Laboring Few Ministries. She was a proud, card carrying member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
A celebration of life will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia.
Interment is private.
She is survived by: son, Royce Martin Cofield of Dallas; daughters, Cathy Watts McClure of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Millie Mason and her spouse, Donny of Suffolk, Va., April Holt and her spouse, Steven of Stanley; brothers, James Swanger, Stephen Swanger; sisters, Brenda Long, Patricia Kelly; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, James R. Cofield; brother, Ronnie Swanger.
In lieu of flowers, the family request you send chocolates.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 12, 2013