Appling Co. Living 2015 - Page 97

Above: The staff of Swain Funeral Home today. L-R: David Lynch, Pam Swain, Wesley Swain (seated), Justin McLellan (standing), Joy Mack, and Rick Brown. Wesley and Pam have two daughters, Myra and Emily and three grandchildren. They enjoy fishing, spending time with the grandchildren at Bofin, their land in Madray Springs, and volunteering with CASA for the past five years. One of Wesley and Pam’s favorite yearly events is enjoying the nearly one thousand children that come by their house on Halloween. They love seeing all the children and the string of car lights lined up for what seems like miles. One of their daily favorite things is a slushy, not quite frozen, Coca Cola, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Wesley even found an old Coca Cola crate to keep them cold in the refrigerator with. They are strategically placed in the freezer for just the right amount of time to get that slushy consistency that puts a big smile on Wesley Swain’s face. Sometimes it’s the little things in life. Justin McLellan, a current employee of Swain Funeral Home, said “We do everything we can to be there for the families before, during and after the service. This is not just a job, it is also a ministry.” Justin is the senior pastor at Riverside Baptist Church. Also employed at Swain Funeral Home are Joy Mack, secretary of nineteen years, Wilbert Lynch, grounds keeper for twenty years, Rick Brown, and David McLellan. Swain Funeral Home also has several dedicated part-time staff members they could not operate without. “Here at Swain Funeral Home, all of us do everything that we can to lighten the burden of those who have lost loved ones,” said Joy Mack. Wesley and the staff at Swain Funeral home are fond of this quote, “Your life is made of two dates and a dash, make the most of the dash.” Showcasing Your Community’s Personality 95