Mrs. Zelma Frances Swanson, age 100, passed away on Friday, July 08, 2011 at Murphy Medical Nursing Home in Murphy, NC.
Ms. Swanson is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Swanson, daughter, Jimmye McNabb, grandson, Ajalon Tillery, Jr. and great granddaughter, Callie Moore.
She was born December 23, 1910 to the late Doss and Sallie Short in Jackson, GA. She has resided in Young Harris, GA since 1929. She was a member of Woods Grove Baptist Church and one of the founding members of the Enota Garden Club of Young Harris, GA.
She is survived by her daughters, Bobbie Carter, of Greensboro, NC and Jean Barnard of Greenville, SC; grandchildren Andrew Tillery, Ed McNabb, Randy McNabb, Sherry Wassmann, Sandra Moore, Joe Barnard, and Angie Lang; twelve great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial services were held at Woods Grove Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Danny Burch, Rev. Richard Roberson, and Rev. Scott Sims officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 from 6:00-8:00PM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Andrew Tillery, Ed McNabb, Randy McNabb, Jess McNabb, Joe Barnard and Blake Wassmann. Honorary pallbearers were: Jonathan Lang and Michael Lang.
Memorials may be made to Woods Grove Baptist Church, Young Harris, GA. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.