The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

October 11, 2013

Bert Swaringen, of Norwood, dies at age 77


Thursday, October 10, 2013 — Bertie Carpenter Swaringen, 77, of Norwood, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 8, 2013, at Sandy Ridge Assisted Living in Candor.  

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood. Rev. Bryan Burris officiated. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood.  

Mrs. Swaringen was born March 16, 1936, in Stanly County to the late Johnny Alexander and Margie Harris Carpenter.  

She was a member of Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church and was last employed with American Lockstitch.                      

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clifford Swaringen, September 10, 2013; and a brother, Bob Carpenter.

She is survived by her son, Michael Swaringen and wife Ginger; two daughters, Malinda Barrett and husband Carroll and Kitty Swaringen, all of Norwood; brother, Donald Carpenter of Albemarle; sister, Gypsie Chapman of Norwood; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC  28001.

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