SHELBY- Rachel Thrift Swink, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Hospice Cleveland County. Born on Dec. 14, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James Landrum and Dessie Viola Oliver Thrift.
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Rachel was a member of Wallace Grove Baptist Church. Rachel worked at Ora Mill for a number of years and then as a waitress for The Hub Café. Rachel enjoyed working in the yard and gardening. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Preston Zeno Swink; and a brother, Edward Thrift.
Rachel is survived by two sisters, Eva Self and longtime family friend, Robert Hand, and Nelene Swink and husband Steve all of Shelby; and nieces and nephews, Kimberly Grant and husband Dale, Ted and Susan Thrift, James Thrift, Josie Grant, Preston Grant, Ashley Thrift, and Quinton Thrift all of Shelby.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour before the service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., and other times at the home of Kimberly and Dale Grant
Memorials can be made to Hospice Cleveland County 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150
Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Swink.
Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
BURTON FUNERAL HOME, LLC
106 CHERRYVILLE RD.
Shelby, NC 28150-4208
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 30, 2013