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William Hamilton Swayne, Jr., “Dollar Bill”, age 91, of Delaware, formerly of Shady Valley, TN, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012. He was born November 18, 1920 to the late William H. Swayne, Sr. and Mabel Swayne in Mendenhall, PA. William owned and operated Swayne & Tinsley Paving Company. He was a Mason for 56 years and was a cancer survivor for 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Miller Swayne; his daughter, Kathy Weaver; his son, William Swayne, III; sisters, Sarah and Mary Gregg; and a brother, Lawrence Swayne.
He is survived by two sons, Brian Swayne and fiancée Beverly of Shady Valley, TN and Keith Swayne and fiancée Sandra of Newark, DE; four grandchildren, Peggy Andrews, Beth Swayne, Clara Jo Swayne and Brian Swayne, Jr.; three great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews and special friend, Linda Brown Davidson.
The family received friends from 10-11 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2012 at Mountain City Funeral Home. The funeral service followed at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Eddie Porter officiating. Burial followed at Shady Valley Memorial Gardens (Gentry Cemetery). Pallbearers were selected from family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of a son, 8477 Highway 421 N. Shady Valley, TN. 37688.
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The family of William Swayne has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.