Charles John Sword, 94, of Dana, NC, died Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
Born in Warren County, PA, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruby Samuelson Sword. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Irene George Sword, who died in 1998, and his brother, Grayson Sword.
A 1928 graduate of Sugar Grove Township Schools in Warren County, PA, he continued his education at A.M. Chesbrough Seminary, NY, Godís Bible School and Seattle Pacific College in Washington, and Roberts Wesleyan College in New York. In addition to his work as a missionary and school teacher, he was employed in the machine sales and assembly department of New York General Signal and Lightnin Mixers.
He is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Helen, of Dana; his son, Terry, of Georgia; sisters, Mariam Jenkins of Lakewood, New York and Elizabeth Lundgren of Erie, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Thursday, April 16, 2009 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Rabbi Terry Culbreth will officiate.
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