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UNION, SC-- Mr. Roy C. McSwain, 88, formerly of 309 Maple Street, Union, died Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Oakmont of Union Residential.
Mr. McSwain was born in Lockhart, SC, on December 26, 1921, a son of the late Victor Lee McSwain and Maude Vanderford McSwain. He retired from Milliken & Co. - Lockhart Plant and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Mr. McSwain was a member of the Union Church of God and the American Legion Post 22. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. McSwain was twice married; first to the late Julia Margaret Meeks McSwain and second to the late Mildred McSwain.
Surviving are a daughter, Dianne M. Andrews and husband Rev. Kenneth Andrews of Tuscaloosa, AL; three grandchildren, Micah Ryan Andrews and wife Karie, Joel O'Neal Andrews and Bethany Dianne Jones and husband Jason; two great-grandchildren, Katherine Olivia Andrews and Ella Kate Andrews; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special care-giver, Evelyn Alman. Mr. McSwain was predeceased by five sisters, Myrtle Bentley, Pauline Swanger, Guynita Sink, Helen Childers, and Loretta Steen; and four brothers, Buford, Arville, Otis McSwain, and Lee McSwain, Jr.
Funeral services with Military Honors will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Bill Vanderford, Rev. Micah Andrews and Rev. Alton Stone. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Micah Andrews, Joel Andrews, Jason Jones, Ronnie Swanger, Harold Eubanks and John Earl Alman.
Visitation will be held 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
The family is at the home, 309 Maple Street, Union.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Oakmont Nursing and Residential Centers, Rev. & Mrs. Alton Stone and members of the Union Church of God for the care and concern given to Mr. McSwain.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneral homes.com)
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2010