Vida Catherine McDowell Swaney passed away July 22, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Pastor Michael L. Orman officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Union Community Church Cemetery. Preceded in death by her parents, Eli Linville and Martha Pierce McDowell as well as her husband Roy Lee Swaney. Also her brothers, Ira, Dallas, George, Pearl, and Alvin McDowell and sisters, Bernice Trotter, Exie Snider, Lois Staley, and Imogene Ridge. Surviving are four children, sons, Ronald Swaney (Sharon) and Roger Swaney (Linda); daughters, Gail Burton (Clifton) and Sandra Bodenheimer (Thad), all of Thomasville. She also loved and cherished seven grandchildren, Crystal Christiansen (Elliot Everhart), Bradley Burton (Martha), Misty Payne (Richard), Todd Bodenheimer (Amy), Tawana Gee (Mark), Mark Swaney (Amber), and Greg Swaney. She was also blessed with fifteen great-grandchildren, Nicholas Christiansen (Brionna), Kasey Christiansen, Daxton Bodenheimer, Courtney Bodenheimer, Austin Gee, Jacob Burton, Jenna Burton, Tyler Wimbley, Trevor Wimbley, Ashley Swaney, Trey Swaney, Dylan Swaney, Chloe Swaney, Tyler Payne, and Catherine Payne; two great-great grandchildren, Landon Christiansen and Kayden Roberts. Also surviving is one brother, Casper McDowell and a sister-in-law, Alene McDowell.
Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce