|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1927|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 2014|
Services for Gladys Estelle Swearingen, 86, of Barnum, Texas will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Barnum Community.
Mrs. Swearingen was born September 23, 1927, in Carmona, Polk County, Texas, the daughter of William A. Trigg and Agnes Samantha Herrington Trigg. She passed away in a hospice center in Lufkin on April 1, 2014.
Mrs. Swearingen had lived in Barnum 70 years and was a member of Barnum First Baptist Church. She and her husband, Merwin, were among the first to become members of the newly organized Barnum First Baptist Church. Both served in many positions in the church over the next 50 years.
Mrs. Swearingen worked with G.A.s, Acteens, WMU and other women's and girls' activities over many years. She taught herself to play the piano and played on many occasions. She directed several girls' camps, worked vacation bible schools and was involved with a mission trip to Washington State. Mrs. Swearingen loved to sew, quilt and cook. She cooked and served many meals to visiting preachers, song leaders and family members. Her home was always open to those who needed rest and food. Her home was always the gathering place on holidays and other occasions. After her children were grown, Mrs. Swearingen worked several jobs before retiring; W.T Carter's Brothers, Fred Smith Grocery and Barnes-Neal Meat Processing. She served as election judge for many Chester School Board elections and many Polk County primaries. Mrs. Swearingen spent innumerable hours quilting. She quilted at least fifty quilts; these have been given to family and friends. She also quilted with the ladies of Caney Creek Baptist Church until her health would no longer let her do so. This was a special time for her each week.
(Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Apr. 4, 2014)
Obituary courtesy of Deb, contributor #46832182
William A. Trigg (1889 - 1959)
Agnes Samantha Herrington Trigg (1896 - 1994)
Merwin Andrew Swearingen (1919 - 2006)*
MARRIED OCTOBER 23, 1942
Pine Grove Cemetery
Created by: Bernard-Trigg
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32937727
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