Swanner, Rosie Lee (Bledsoe County)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Rosie Swanner
Rosie Swanner

Rosie Lee Swanner, 74, of the Hendon Community in Bledsoe County, died on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at her home. 

Rosie was a long time member of Hendon Baptist Church and was a wonderful quilt maker. She also enjoyed going to yard sales and working crossword puzzles. 

Preceding her in death were her first husband, Lloyd Swanner, and second husband, Bill Swanner; parents, Blaine and Katie Smith; two brothers William and Clinton Smith; daughter-in-law Lisa Swanner.

Survivors include her children, Katherine (Danny) Presley, and Roger Swanner; grandchildren, Amanda (David) Skalka, Michael Presley, Brittany and Steven Swanner; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; six brothers, Marvin A., Edward, Jay, Billy, Carlos, and Ronnie Smith; sisters, Anna Ruths Skiles and Suzie Keith; many nieces and nephews. 

Services will be at 12 p.m. CST on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hendon Baptist Church with Brother Danny Keener and Brother Douglas Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in Hendon Cemetery. 

Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. 

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South, Pikeville, Tn. 

Visitation will be on Thursday, from 4-9 p.m., and Friday, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.


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