Ruth Swink Carswell

  • Born: April 8, 1939
  • Died: October 12, 2020
  • Location: Connelly Springs, North Carolina

Heritage Funeral Service

1507 E. Main Street
Valdese, NC 28690
Tel. (828) 874-0411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Ruth Swink Carswell, 81, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at her residence.
Ruth was born April 8, 1939 in Burke County to the late Lee Roy Swink and May Belle Smith Swink. She was a member at Mount Calvary Baptist Church and retired from Century Furniture. Ruth enjoyed gardening and reading.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Whuston "Dump" Carswell; son, Robert Dean Carswell; brother, Earl Swink; and sister, Evelyn Tallent.
She is survived by her children, Janet Kanupp and husband Kevin, Jason Bryson Carswell and wife Kelly; grandchildren, Lynn Kanupp and wife Whitney, Leslee Kanupp, Robert Bryce Carswell, and James Blake Carswell; great-grandchild, Baylee Jean Kanupp; and siblings, Ralph "Shorty" Swink and wife Lucille, and Gene Swink and wife Marie.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Curtis Carroll officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Mount Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund at 5848 Miller Bridge Rd, Connelly Springs, NC 28612.
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Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

A pleasant, sweet person, that I always enjoyed talking to . I remember her since my childhood. I always felt comfort in her presence. She came from a wonderful family and her and her husband raised a wonderful family. My heart goes out to each member of the family. She was a special blessing to this earth.
Keith Bradshaw and family.

Posted by Keith Bradshaw - Hickory, NC - Family   October 17, 2020

Someone so special will not be forgotten. Our deepest condolences to the family of such a caring, sweet lady. She will continue to walk beside you everyday. We are blessed to have known Ruth.

Posted by Dean & Lorie Yancey - Friend   October 15, 2020

This was the sweetest lady ever.
I loved talking with her. She will missed.

Posted by Cathy    October 15, 2020

Dear Carswell family,
We were surprised and saddened to learn of Ruth's passing.
David and I have enjoyed many conversations with Ruth over the years while attending church with her. She was a sweet Christian lady.
You are in our prayers. We cannot imagine the loss this will be for you.
Praying your time of sorrow will be comforted by knowing Ruth will be waiting in heaven to see you again,

Posted by Candace Lowman Cox    October 14, 2020

Ruth was such a sweet and precious lady. Going to miss talking to her. She had such a big smile every time I saw her.

Posted by Jan Kanupp - Family Friend   October 14, 2020

I am so sorry your your loss. Ruth was such a loving caring lady. I have had the privilege of knowing her for 10 years. I just loved that little Ruth and am going to miss her big smile very much.

Posted by Sandra Sebastian    October 14, 2020