Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born March 9, 1930 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Carroll and Kitty Avis White, she has lived in Dawson County for the past 43 years having moved from Tellico Plains, TN. Mrs. Swanson was a homemaker and attended New Life Baptist Church. Aretta loved to sing and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Swanson; daughters, Infant Lois Swanson, Louise Dalton, Rebecca Clark; grandson, Chris Phillips; step granddaughter, Renee Nichols; step grandson, Terry Nichols; sisters, Armelia Sloan, June West; brothers, Frank White, Wendell White, Vernon White, Jimmy White, Namon White and Jesse White. Aretta is survived by and was also preceded in death by several half brothers and hale sisters whom she loved dearly.
Surviving are her children, Brenda Arlene and Leland Nichols, Dawsonville; Steve Swanson, Dawsonville; Peggy and David Sosebee, Dawsonville, Russell Swanson, Kennesaw, Jean Land, Dawsonville, Mike and Ann Swanson, Gainesville, Kitty Slaton and Michael Pilcher, Cumming, Ginger and Danny McGee, Cumming; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jo Hill, Tellico Plains, TN, Linda White, Tellico Plains.
Funeral services will be held Saturday August 20, 2016 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jeff Wilkie and Rev. Jackie Christopher will officiate.
Interment services will be held Sunday August 21, 2016 at 2 o’clock at the Epperson Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Tellico Plains, TN.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.