John D. Swygert Family Bible Record
This certifies that the rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between John D. Swygert of Lexington and L, Corrie Long of Lexington on Dec. 19th 1889 at J. W. Long's by Rev. J. A. Cromer.
Carroll Verner Swygert and Roslyne Elizabeth Bouknight were married February 22,1933.
Ralph Hebert Swygert and Clara Louise Emerson August 5th 1933,
Ollie Killian Huffstetler and Eva Lillian Swygert were married December 13,1918.
John Wesley Swygert and Bessie Gertrude Frick were married May 31, 1916.
Wilbert Earle Swygert and Ruth Harris Thompson were married Feby 15th 1923.
John Davis Swygert and Emily Hassie Fulmer were married December 8, 1904.
Clarence Raeford Fulmer and Janie Louise Swygert were married March 22 1952.
John D. Swygert, Feb. 14th 1864.
Laura Cornelia Swygert March 19th 1869.
Ernest Eusebius Swygert, August 18th 1890.
John Wesley Swygert Sep. 12th 1894.
Lilian Eva Swygert Jan. 28th 1894.
Welbert Earle Swygert July 28th 1896.
Mary Lucile Swygert Nov. 27th 1905.
Ralph Hobert Swygert Mar. 4th 1907.
Carroll Verner Swygert Sept. 20th 1909.
Janie Louise Swygert June 7th 1911.
David Luther Swygert July 5th 1913.
Emily Hassie Swygert Aug. 22, 1871.
Mary Jane Texanna Swygert June 7th 1859 departed this life October 13th 1883.
Ernest Eusebius Swygert Oct 29th 1890.
Laura Cornelius Swygert Aug 4th 1904.
Mary Lucile Swygert June 2nd 1906.
David Luther Swygert July 13, 1913.
John Davis Swygert April 1, 1947
Emily Fulmer Swygert August 1, 1953.
John Wesley Swygert
Roslyne B. Swygert August 20, 1972.
J. Davis Swygert of Chapin buried near his Home Chapin, April 6
Funeral services for John Davis Swygert, 83, who died Tuesday morning, April 1, at his home near Chapin after being in declining health for some time, were held at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon from the Macedonia Lutheran Church, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Albert Stemmerman, andassisted by the Rev. George E. Meetze, pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Columbia. He was the son of John and Louisa Bowers Swygert. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Dutch Fork section of Lexington county. He was confirmed in his youth in the Lutheran Church often referred to as the "Blue Church". Mr. Swygert was twice married, first, to Miss L Corrie Long, Lexington, and, second to Miss Emily H. Fulmer, Chapin. He was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church and served his church faithfully in many positions of honor and responsibility including 40 years or more on the church council. He was affectionately known to a multitude of friends as "Mr. Davis". The influence of his Christian faith and sterling qualities of character were reflected in his interest in every good, movement for civic improvement. He served many years on the local school board.Five of his grandchildren served as pallbearers, as follows: Harold Huffstetler, Everett Huffstetler, Earle Davis Swygert, Malcolm Derrick, Wilbert Swygert Jr,, and Harvey Huffstetler. The honorary pallbearers were the members of Macedonia Lutheran Church council; also Charley L. Epting, S. C. Fulmer, Sidney C. Epting, W. D. Huffstetler, W. W. Goza, B. A. Wessinger, L. T, Gates, Frand Reddrick and Hugh S. Ballentine.He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emily H. Fulmer Swygert, and the following children by his first marriage: J. W. Swygert, W. E. Swygert of Columbia and Mrs. O.K. Huffstetler of Chapin. By his second marriage he is survived by three children: R. H. Swygert of Iva, C. V. Swygert and Miss Louise Swygert of Chapin. Also surviving are one halfbrother. Son Lowman of Lexington; one halfsister, Mrs. Minnie Schumpert of Pelion; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The esteem in which he was held was attested by the large number of beautiful floral offerings offriends and organizations. The funeral service was attended by a congregation that overflowed thechurch and was estimated by observers at nearly 700. John Davis Swygert Newberry, April 1 (Special) John Davis Swygert, 83, died early Tuesday morning at his home near Chapin after being in declining health for some time and seriously ill for several weeks. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Dutch Fork section of Lexington County. Mr, Swygert married twice, first to Miss L. Carrie Long and second to Miss Emily H. Fulmer. He was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church and had served on the church council for a number of years. He had also served as treasurer of the church for a long time. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon from Macedonia Lutheran Church conducted by the Rev. Albert Stimmerman. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emily H, Fulmer Swygert, and the following children by his first marriage., J. W and W. E. Swygert of Columbia and Mrs. O. K. Huffstetler of Chapin. By hisecond marriage he is survived by three children, R. H. Swygert of Iva, C. V. Swygert of Chapin and Miss Louise Swygert of Chapin. Also surviving are one half brother. Son Lowman of Lexington; one half sister, Mrs. Minnie Schumpert of Pelion; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
W. E. Swygert of Columbia is an employee of the EpesFitzgerald Paper company.
Mrs. Swygert Newberry
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Fulmer Sywgert, 82, will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m, at the Maeedonia Lutheran Church. Mrs. Swygert was born and reared in Lexington county, the daughter of the late D, C. Fulmer and Mrs. Jean Shealy. She was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church. She is survived by two sons, R. H. of Iva and C. V. Swygert of Chapin; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Fulmer of Lexington; two stepsons, J. W. and W. E. Swygert of Columbia; one step daughter, Mrs. 0. K. Huffstetler of Chapin; five sisters, Mrs. Luther Shealy of Little Mountain, Mrs. B. L. Amick of Prosperity and Mrs. H. L. Shealy, Mrs. C. L. Wise and Mrs. M. O. Fulmer of Newberry, one brother, J. W. Fulmer of Newberry and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Swygert, 82, Dies Near Chapin Newberry, Aug. 2 (Special) Mrs. Emily Fulmer Swygert, 82, died late this afternoon at her home near Chapin, She had been in declining health for seven years and seriously ill for the past four weeks. Mrs Swygert was born and reared in Lexington county, the daughter of the late D. C. Fiilmer and Mrs. Jean Shealy. She was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church. She is survived by two sons, R. H. of Iva and C. V. Swygert of Chapin; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Fulmer of Lexington; two stepsons, J. W. and W. E. Swvgert of Columbia; one step daughter, Mrs. 0. K. Huffstetler of Chapin; five sisters, Mrs. Luther Shealy of Little Mountain, Mrs. R. L. Amick of Prosperity and Mrs. H. L. Shealy, Mrs. C. L. Wise and Mrs. M. 0. Fulmer of Newberry; one brother, J. W. Fulmer of Newberry and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Mrs. Laura Cornelia Swygert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Long, was born March 19th, 1869 She was given to God in infancy and at the proper age assumed the baptismal vows by being confirmed in Macedonia E. L. Church, of which she remained a faithful member. In December, 1889, she was united in holy matrimony with J. Davis Swygert from which union four children were born, one has preceded her to the spirit land. She departed this life August 4th, 1904, after the most trying and Christian suffering for more than five months- during all this time she never gave way to her afflictions, but lived in the true hope of the blessed beyond. Her life upto the time of her last illness was one of pure love and a most obedient daughter, a loving wife and a devoted mother. May the God of love and peace bind up all the broken hearts and may all the bereaved ones live such pure lives so as to at last meet her where there shall be no more parting but where all their tears shall be wiped away. The body was buried in Macedonia cemetery, amid a large concourse of people. The service was conducted by Revs. J. K. Efird and S. C. Ballentine. - "A Friend"
Mrs. Swygert's Rites Set Today in Newberry Newberry Aug. 3 (Special)
Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Fulmer Sywgert, 82, who died late Sunday afternoon at her home near Chapin, will be conducted at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from Macedonia Lutheran Church by her pastor, the Rev. John Koch. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She is survived by six children, five sisters, and one brother. The body will be at her home until the hour of service.
Obituary Maryann Magdalena Shealy
Maryann Magdalena Shealy was born February 1, 1844 and departed this life February 8,1908, making her earthly pilgrimage 64 years and 7 days. She was baptized in infancy and in early life was confirmed in St. Peter's (Piney Woods) E. L. Church. After a few years she was transferred to St. Paul's E. L. Church, and later to Mt. Tabor E. L. Church, where she remained a faithful and consistent member until death. In early womanhood she was married to Mr. B. F. Shealy, to which union was born seven children and twentythree grandchildren. She leaves to mourn her departure, a devoted husband, four brothers, two sisters, seven children and twentytwo grandchildren. She was a true Christian, a devoted wife, a loving mother and a good friend and neighbor. She was an invalid for many years and spent much of her time in the study of her Bible. When she was called to her reward she was prepared and ready to meet her Lord and Master. She is not dead but hasonly passed on to a better world, where she has inherited life eternal and sin, suffering and death enter not. Let this be a consolation to the bereaved family,
She sleeps in Jesus peaceful rest; No mortal strife invades her breast, Nor pain, nor sin, nor anxious care Can reach the silent slumberer there. She sleeps in Jesus soon to rise When the last trump shall rend the skies; Then burst the fetters of the tomb, To wake in immortal bloom. She sleeps in Jesus, Cease thy grief Let this afford thee sweet relief That, freed from death's triumphant reign In heaven she will live again. "A Friend"
Wilbert E. Swygert Sr,
Wilbert E. Swygert, Sr, 85, died Saturday at the Lowman Home. Born in Chapin, he was a son of the late John Davis and Corrie Long Swygert. He was a retired sales manager with EppesFitzgerald Paper Company, an Army veteran of World War I and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation. Surviving are a son, Wilbert Earl Swygert, Jr. of Charlottesville, VA; a sister, Mrs. Eva Huffstetler of Chapin, two half brothers, C. V. Swygert of Chapin and Ralph Swygert of Iva; and a half sister, Mrs. Louise Fulmer of Leesville.Plans will be announced by Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
Mrs, Eva S. Huffstetler
Mrs. Eva S. Huffstetler, 91, of Route 3, Chapin, widow of Ollie K. Huffstetler, died Thursday, Born m Lexington County, she was a daughter of the late J. Davis and Laura Long Swygert. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Derrick of Columbia; a son, Everett Huffstetler of Columbia; a sister, Mrs. Louise Fulmer of Leesville; brothers, Ralph H. Swygert of lva and Verner Swygert of Leesville, grandchildren and great grandchildren.Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday; at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. Boyd Cook Pallbearers will be Clyde and Lamar Huffstetler, John C. Swygert, Sonny Shealy, Robert Slice and Elon Epting Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or charities. The family will be at the residence of Mrs. Daisy Huffstetler, Route 3, Chapin, and will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at CaughmanHarman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel.
Posted 9 July 2004