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 Dora Elizabeth <I>Swinney</I> Magee

Dora Elizabeth Swinney Magee

Birth
Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 6 Nov 2012 (aged 83)
Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Dry Creek, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 100374422 · View Source
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SULPHUR-Dora E. Magee, 83, died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in a local Care Center.
Dora was a native of Vinton and resided in Sulphur for 37 years before moving to Dry Creek in 1985. She was a graduate of Vinton High School and Mathieu Business College of Lake Charles. She worked for the Louisiana State Welfare Department and the Southwest Builder Newspaper, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Beauregard Cowbelles, Dry Creek Baptist Church, and its Gleamers Sunday School Class. She returned to Sulphur in 2001 and attended Houston River Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was the family genealogist.
Survivors include her sons, Randall "Randy" Magee and his wife Vicki, of Sulphur; Scott Magee of Sulphur; daughter, Mitzi Guidry and her husband Mike of Sulphur; brothers John L. Swinney of Houston, Raymond Swinney of Baton Rouge; sisters, Betty Jean Parker of Vinton, JoAnn Powers of Lafayette; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Magee; son Craig Magee; brother Bill Swinney; and sister Joyce Dillen.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 9, in Houston River Baptist Church. The Rev. Lonnie Gothrup will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until service in the church.


Personal Memories: My grandmother was an awesome cook and good lay out a spread with a variety of food and deserts. She never complained except when my grandfather talked too much or too loud at which point she would say "Edward!!!Go Outside!!. She let the grand kids ransack her house for anything we needed to play outside. My grandparents would set up tents in the yard, get up in the middle of the night to go make sure their were no ghost (they lived by the dry creek cemetery), let us chase the chickens, name the cows, and wander the woods. Grandma always made us watch the Ms. America Pageant and The Sound of Music and attend church and Sunday school if those things where going on while we were there. She took us on trips to see Plantations and family members always with a stop at a graveyard to find somebody.She died after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Although she died with out these memories, I will cherish them forever.



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  • Maintained by: Amy
  • Originally Created by: Gloria Bello
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100374422
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dora Elizabeth Swinney Magee (18 Mar 1929–6 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100374422, citing Dry Creek Cemetery, Dry Creek, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Amy (contributor 48225970) .