Originally created 04/28/00

Mr. Richard Swift



GRANITE FALLS, N.C. -- Mr. Richard Lawrence Swift, 59, of Villa Lane, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Hospice of Burke County.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home, Lenoir, with Dr. Duane Kuykendall officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hudson.

Mr. Swift, a native of Anniston, Ala., was an employee of Century Furniture Industries and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Hodge, Lenoir, and Rita Lindsay, Granite Falls; three brothers, Thomas Swift, Appling, Paul Swift, Augusta, and Rodney Swift, Harlem; a sister, Ann Bullock, Edgefield, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Burke County, P.O. Box 1029, Valdese, NC 28690; or to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.