TWIN CITY, Ga. - Mr. Joe Eddie Swans 52, died Saturday, at his residence in Twin City. The Emanuel County native was a member of Cooper Baptist Church in Twin City. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1975 after serving in Vietnam. He is survived by two daughters, Marchelle McAlpine of Providence, R.I. and Catina Swans of Metter, Ga.; his mother, Rosa Swans of Twin City; two brothers, Talmadge Swans of Augusta, Ga. and Philip Swans of Twin City; nine sisters, Willie Ruth Cephus, Helen Fann, Ida McQuater, Rosetta Williams, Margaret Bynes, Judy Smith, Joyce Milton and Tracy McNear all of Twin City and Lorene Gibson of Metter; eight aunts; four uncles; eight grandchildren; and several other relatives. Funeral services were held 3 p.m., Friday May 25, 2001 at Cooper Baptist Church in Twin City. Burial was in the Twin City Cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle-May 26, 2001