Myrtie H. McSwain
Myrtie Eudora Hancock McSwain, 96, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at New Hope Baptist Church, in Earl, with the Rev. Russ Bradley and the Rev. David Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, Shelby.
She was born Aug. 20, 1914, the daughter of John Augusta and Martha Williams Hancock, on the family farm in the Mt. Carmel Church community of Moore County. She was the youngest of eight children. She attended Mount Carmel School and later West End School.
She was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, in Robbins, until she married Audy Trent McSwain, of Cleveland County, on Dec. 12, 1936. She and her husband made their home in Earl, where she joined New Hope Baptist Church. Myrtie was a beautician and worked in various textile mills in Moore and Cleveland counties. She also kept children in her home for working parents or for the child to attend school. All children were special to Myrtie and Trent. Judy Dover, Lanie Butts, Pam Sharts Isaacs and Penny Sharts Clontz had a special relationship that lasted throughout their lives. Her home was always a loving place to visit for any length of stay. She was an excellent cook and homemaker.
She was predeceased by her siblings, two infants, Ethel Hancock (Mrs. Andrew Jackson), Alma Hancock (Mrs. Pete Cockman), Gertie Hancock (Mrs. Alex Flinchum), Alvin Hancock (Margaret May) and Albert Hancock. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 116, Earl, NC 28038; Tabernacle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325; Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association, 1175 Wyke Road, Shelby, NC 28150; or Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. Online condolences may be made at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com.
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family