By BRIAN WOODSON
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
WELCH — Shirley Ann Swain, born on April 17, 1968 at Welch, W.Va. She was the youngest daughter of Percy and Catherine Swain. She attended McDowell County Schools and was a homemaker and loving mother.
She peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at her home, Bluefield, W.Va. In addition to her parents and maternal grandmother, Mary L. Martin, she was preceded in death by her brother, Grafton R. Swain; and sister, Gracie M. Swain.
A very loving mother who will be deeply missed by her son, Paul Patterson Jr.; brothers, James P. (Alma) Swain, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., William P. and Donald M. Swain, both of Elbert, W.Va., Gerald R. (Alina) Swain of Long Beach, Calif.; sisters, Mary C. Swain, of Cleveland, Ohio, Gloria C. Cacciatore and Bertha (Odessa) Tynes, both of Toronto, Canada, Wanda (Denise) Swain, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Viola Y. Wessels, of Bluefield, W.Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at A.P. McConnell Funeral Home, LLC 260 Cherry Street Bluefield, WV 24701 with the Rev. James Mitchell officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to service.