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Grace Alexander Swann
Date: 1/6/2018
Location: Thomasville

Grace Alexander Swann died peacefully at her home Saturday evening. She graduated from Meredith College in 1944 and lived in Garner most of her adult life. In addition to her full time job as loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mrs. Swann’s career included positions as Director of the Girl Scouts of the USA in Goldsboro, an employee of the Department of Social Services in Raleigh, and the librarian at East Garner Middle School. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Raleigh. The family will receive friends in the parlor following the service. Mrs. Swann was born in Goldsboro to parents Dack Newberry Alexander and Nora Boyce Alexander who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death, her husband of 50 years, Boyst Blane Swann and grandson, Bryan Davis Tacker. Mrs. Swann is survived by daughters, Beth Swann and husband Earl Snipes of High Point, Gail Swann Hendricks of Kill Devil Hills, Sarah Swann Tacker and husband Chris Tacker of Raleigh; son, Ronald Swann and wife Jackie Gulatte Swann of Dunwoody, GA; grandchildren, Katherine Snipes Gayle and husband Cameron Gayle, William Snipes, Hannah Grace Whichard and husband Taylor Whichard, Hope Hendricks, Blake Hendricks, Zachary Swann and wife Mariel Swann, Aaron Swann, Shawna Swann, Carolyn Tacker and Vivian Tacker; sister, Frances Smith; niece, Jean Smith. Memorials may be made to Meredith College “Class of 1944 Scholarship Fund”, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-5298 or First Baptist Church of Raleigh, 99 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.


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