Swim, Carolyn Annette Spears (Dalton)

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Carolyn Annette Spears Swim
Carolyn Annette Spears Swim

Carolyn Annette Spears Swim, age 50, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life early Friday morning, February 9, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Carolyn was born in California on October 29, 1967, a daughter of the late Samuel Edward Swim and Elsie Jean Johnson Swim Parker. 

Carolyn is survived by her children, Misty Starr and her husband Manuel Gonzalez of Dalton; son, Steven Alan Spears of Cartersville, Ga.; sisters, Sherry Swim, Rena Hall, and Debbie Swim, all of Dalton; brother, Samuel Swim of Dalton; step-father, Arthur Joe Parker; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends also survive. 

A service to celebrate the life of Carolyn Swim will be held on Monday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. from the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Brother George Cross officiating. 

Carolyn will be laid to rest beside her mother at the Ponders Colonial Hills Memorial Park with Terry Swim, Gregory Crider, Terry Crider, Austin Cordell, Sam Swim, and Brandon Morgan honored to serve as pallbearers. 

Carolyn’s family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 5-9 p.m. at the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home.

 Condolences may be sent to Carolyn’s family by visiting www.pondersfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, Georgia.


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