Sadie Gwin Sweatt, 103, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at White Oak Manor in Lancaster.
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She was born Nov, 2, 1908, in Chester County and was the daughter of the late John Thomas Gwin and Margaret Rebecca Sanders Gwin. She attended the schools of Chester County and was a devoted member of Heath Chapel United Methodist Church in Great Falls, where she was a faithful servant. Mrs. Sweatt was a former clerk with Francis Department Store and worked with the Chester County Council on Aging. She was the widow of Walter Brice Sweatt with whom she operated Sweatt's Grocery Store in the Flopeye area in Great Falls.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty S. Thorne of Great Falls and Carole S. Gambrell and husband, John, of Aiken; grandchildren, Melody Thorne Noland and husband, Jan, of Great Falls, Charles Gordon Thorne and wife, Shannon, of Lancaster, Brice Sweatt and wife, Tracie, of Mt. Pleasant, Amy Gambrell of Aiken and Beth Gambrell Radford and husband, Phil, of Spartanburg; great-grandchildren, James Thorne Noland, Janna Noland, Jacob Noland, Jarrett Noland, Kaylen Thorne, Hayden Thorne, John Neely Sweatt, Catherine Sweatt, Joseph Sweatt and daughter-in-law, Glorious Sweatt of Rock Hill, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, John Harvey Sweatt; two grandchildren, Michael and Jeremy Sweatt, and a son-in-law, Capt. Charles G. Thorne.
A funeral service was Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Heath Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. David Ussery and John Rumford officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, C/O Betty Stroud, 5962 Richburg Road, Richburg, S.C. 29729.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.dantzlerbakerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Lancaster News from October 2 to October 3, 2012