Funeral services for Jessie Ruth Swain will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 10 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Athens. Officiating will be Dr. Richard May and Dr. Jim Richards. Interment will follow at Old Athens Cemetery in Athens under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Monday, July 4, 2011) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mrs. Jessie was born Oct. 25, 1922 in Fryeburg and entered into rest July 2, 2011 in Minden.
Her husband, Claiborne Swain and sisters, Jeanette Swain, Dezulia Patterson, Dorothy J. Swain, Irene Frost and Lucille Hunter; brothers, Prather Culverhouse and James Long Culverhouse, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son, Sherwood Swain and wife, Janet of Minden; daughters, June Richards and husband, Jim of Keller, Texas and Jimmie Ruth Nagler of Seattle, Washington; sisters, Amelia Ingram of Homer, Evelyn Spear of Bossier City and Euna Carter of Bossier City; brothers, Danny Price Culverhouse of Bossier City and Cleady Culverhouse of Heflin; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Richards, Chase Verona, Daniel Benson, Joe Lightner, Eddie Swain and Billy Ray Swain.