Dorthy Church Swift, age 79, of East Yuma Lane, Deep Gap, passed away Sunday morning, May 29, 2022 at home. Born July 4, 1942 in Wilkes County, she was a daughter of Thomas and Ida Mae Wyatt Church. Mrs. Swift was a member of Gap Creek Baptist Church. She retired from housekeeping at Appalachian State University. Dorthy loved her family, treasured her grandchildren and great-granddaughter, and as a great cook, she never missed an opportunity to prepare a wonderful meal for all. Her favorite times were playing Bingo with her family and enjoyed her quite times sitting on the porch admiring her flowers and watching the birds.
Dorthy is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Swift Watson and her special friend, Joe Greer, of Deep Gap and Carolyn Swift Lyons and husband, Scott, of Boone; grandsons, Cody Watson and wife, Kristin and Tylar Watson, all of Deep Gap, and Derek Golds and fiancé, Farren, of Lansing; great-granddaughter, Amber Watson of Deep Gap; sister, Zora Mae Richardson of Lewisville and brother, Bobby Church and wife, Wilma, of Pfafftown. She is also survived by her special friends, Betty Watson and JoAnn Pardue. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Olin Swift; sisters, Cora Lee Moretz and Virginia Dare Reed; and brothers, T. F. Church and Cecil Church.
Graveside services for Dorthy Swift will be conducted Wednesday morning,
June 1, at 11 o'clock at the Yellow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Shane Golds. The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 10 until 11 o'clock in the Yellow Hill Baptist Church.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Amorem Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Swift family.