Obituaries: Mr. Alexander Sommers Glover Sr., Mr. James Arthur Swanson.

Obituaries: Mr. Alexander Sommers Glover Sr., Mr. James Arthur Swanson.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.


Mr. James Arthur Swanson, age 95, of Lindale, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at a local healthcare facility.

Mr. Swanson was born in Taylorsville, Georgia on July 18, 1925, son of the late Edward Wiley Swanson and the late Lena Belle Wade Swanson.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Evelyn Carmichael Swanson, and by six brothers, George, Ralph, Clyde, W.D. Charles and Edward Swanson.

Mr. Swanson was raised on a farm and worked very hard; he joined the U. S. Navy in 1944 during World War II in the South Pacific aboard the USS Formoe DE 509 and saw action in 3 battles at sea.  After returning from the Navy, he farmed for 3 years and then went to work at Pepperell Manufacturing where he worked for twenty years.  After leaving the mill he worked as a carpenter and then retired from Bekaert Steel following 13 years of employment.  He was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Lindale where he had served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, on the Building & Grounds Committee and was a member of the choir, Brotherhood and the XYZ Club.  Spending time with his family brought him the most joy.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Swanson, Lindale, Kenneth Swanson (Judy), Silver Creek, and Anthony Swanson (Terri), Waleska; five grandchildren, Terry Swanson, Eric Swanson, Kevin Swanson, Allison Hicks and Jennifer Blakeney; ten great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; a brother, Wade Swanson, Amarillo, TX; nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Dr. Earl Fowlkes and the Rev. Dennis Conway officiating.  Social distancing measures will be followed, and masks are recommended.  Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Cedartown with the U. S. Navy presenting military honors.

Mr. Swanson will lie instate  on Wednesday from 1pm until 1:45pm with social distancing measures being followed.  Masks are recommended.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Wednesday at 1:30pm and include: Active: Terry Swanson, Eric Swanson, Kevin Swanson, Jason Blakeney, Terry Hicks, Aaron Swanson, Landon Swanson and Brady Swanson. Honorary: Deacons of Park Avenue Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Park Avenue Baptist Church, P. O. Box 189, Lindale, GA 30147.

Mr. Alexander Sommers Glover Sr., age 92 of Menlo, GA passed away Saturday, July 18. 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Glover was born October 23, 1927 in Rome, GA to the late William Alexander Glover, Sr, and Eleanor Graham Glover. He was a elder member of Cloudland Presbyterian Church and Darlington School and Auburn University.

After graduation he served as a first Lieutenant in the United States Air Force base in Marietta, GA. In his early years, he called square dances at the Mentone, AL Hitching Post that his family owned and operated in the 1940s. He worked for General Electric Company in Rome, GA for 32 years as it’s purchasing agent. He enjoyed going to the Guntersville Yacht Club, attending art shows with his talented wife, Honey, who had won several awards for her painting and photography. Alex was an avid Auburn Tigers fan.

He was Scoutmaster of Troop 55 in Rome for 23 years and he lived life to the fullest enjoying the company of many friends and family. He liked to fish, hunt, going to Trade Day, and buying and selling land. He served for several years on the Chattooga County Board of Tax Equalization, and served as its chairman. He was a member of the Berry family and his grandmother was Lila Berry, the younger sister of Martha Berry. Alex’s great-grandfather was Captain Thomas Berry (CSA) of Oak Hill in Mt. Berry, GA. He grew up on the property that is now the entrance of Berry College.

Alex was known by many names including Elec, Dad, Pawpaw, and Onion.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers William Alexander Glover, Jr. and Samuel Graham Glover, and a daughter Laura Glover Whitten.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Honey Turley Glover; sons, Alexander S. Glover Jr. (Debbie) and Samuel Glover (Liz); daughter, Lynn Glover Holloway (Mark); and grandchildren, Blake glover, Evan Holloway, Allison Holloway, Laney Glover, and Kain Glover.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 9:00 am Tuesday, July 21 at Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery with  David Tidmore officiating. Active pallbearers will be his grandsons, Blake Glover, Evan Holloway, and Kain Glover. Honorary pallbearers will be Boy Scout Troop 55, Alan Ware, Tim Galloway, and longtime family friend Lt Col David Allgood.

There will be no visitation.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family requests that anyone attending the service wear a mask and follow Social Distancing Guidelines as set by the CDC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cloudland Presbyterian Church, C/O Nancy Moorehead, 13030 Co. Rd 103 Mentone, AL 35984.

Mason Funeral Home.

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