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Maxine McSwain

November 28, 1935 ~ July 21, 2019 (age 83)


Maxine Smith McSwain, age 83, of Flay Sain Rd., passed away Sunday July 21, 2019 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born November 28, 1935, daughter to the late William Lloyd and Ivy Roxanna Harkey Smith.

Maxine was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She also operated Maxine’s Daycare of Lincolnton for more than 20 years. Maxine enjoyed caring for children and absolutely loved her grandkids and great-grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Stowe Bobby McSwain.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Randy McSwain (Mary Anne), Ronnie McSwain (Rhonda), and Roger McSwain (Jennifer); Sisters, Linda Hawkins, and Janice Ledford (Doug); grandchildren, Jessica Freeman (Ryan), Josh McSwain (Logan), Chris McSwain (Danielle), Dusty McSwain (Becca), and Amber Smiley (Justin); 16 great-grandchildren.

Her family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 PM Tuesday July 23, 2019 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services.

A Celebration of Maxine’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday July 24, 2019 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Key officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice at

Condolences may be made to

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July 23, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carpenter Porter Funeral & Cremation Services
1100 East Main Street |
Cherryville, NC 28021

Celebration of Life
July 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
112 Mt Zion Church Rd
Cherryville, NC 28021


Carolina Caring
3975 Robinson Rd, Newton NC 28658
Tel: 1-828-466-0466

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