COMMERCE – Mary Ruth Swain, 82, died early Sunday morning, July 30, 2011, at her residence.
She was the daughter of the late Osie and Lila Slater Sorrow. Mrs. Swain was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Elaine Swain; brothers, Hoyt and Thurston Sorrow; and a sister, Reba Sorrow.
Survivors include her husband, J.C. Swain, Commerce; sons, Danny Swain, Mark (Vonnie) Swain and Terry (Tammie) Swain, all of Commerce; a daughter, Judy Ward, Commerce; brothers, Gene Sorrow, Nicholson, and Ambray Sorrow, Commerce; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, Trey Pace and Brayden Lance.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 2, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Blalock officiating. Those serving as pallbearers will be the grandchildren, Justin Swain, Jennifer Lance, Nathan Ward, Megan Ward, Caleb Swain, Zack Swain and Samuel Swain. Burial will be in the Nicholson Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, August 1, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.