EARL-Lula Waddell McSwain, 93, of Earl, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Wendover Hospice House.
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Born July 20, 1919, in Spartanburg County, S.C., she was the widow of the late Walter Cleve McSwain and daughter of the late Talmadge and Virginia Wyatt Waddell.
After her mother's death, her father remarried Esmer Wall Waddell.
Mrs. Lula was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church where she taught the two and three year old children for more than 50 years. One of her greatest joys was working in her yard and flowers.
Her survivors include her daughters, Patricia M. McDaniel and husband Eddie, and Virginia M. McDaniel and husband Ferman, all of Gaffney, S.C.
She was also blessed with a granddaughter, Anita McDaniel Blackwood and husband Andy of Gaffney; a grandson, Marcus Davis and wife Kristen of North Wilkesboro; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Andrea Blackwood of Gaffney.
Also surviving are brothers, Charles Waddell of Cowpens, S.C., and Robert Waddell of Boiling Springs, S.C.; sisters, Ovellia Waddell Hawkins Fowler, Lois Waddell Beam, and Elizabeth Waddell Crocker of Gaffney, Anne Waddell Jones of Spartanburg, Carol Waddell Jordon of Monroe, Pauline Waddell Howell of Wingate; sisters-in-law, Clara McSwain Earle of Kings Mountain, Barbara Waddell and Annie Sue Waddell of Spartanburg; and a great number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Lula was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty McSwain Davis; brothers, Howard, Jerry, Elbert, Hoyt, Troy and Harold Waddell; and sisters, Frances Gardner White, Lucille Gilbert, and Doris Phillips.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at their respective homes.
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Officiated By: Dr. Clyde P. Thomas
Burial: New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, following the service
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. McSwain
Memorials: The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to New Hope Baptist Church, Preschool 2 and 3 year old Sunday School Class, P.O. Box 116, Earl, N.C., 28038
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 16, 2013