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“WE just got the paper here in Aiken. I am so sorry to hear of Norman's passing...our condolences to Mrs. Schwartzentruber, the family and the...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Carolyn Miller - Aiken, SC

“Just wanted to express our condolences. Mr. Swartzentruber was such a pleasant individual. He was always so nice to my Aunt Ezzilee in Pelzer and...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Frank & Betty Page - Greenwood, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of my "friend" passing away. We met at the Jockey Lot. I always enjoyed visiing wih him. I was just there on Saturday, and I...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Carolyn Tyner - Winterville, GA

“Im sorry for your lost. I know he will be trully missed. God gives us the strength through these difficult times. ”
4 of 32 | Posted by: Maye OBannon - Abbeville, SC

“Thank you for loving our family. We will miss Norman. Please call if you need anything. Steve ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Seve Rile - Greenwood, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.We have many good memories of Norman as a preacher as well as sharing bakery "shoptalk". It has been many years...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Enos & Charlotte Miller - TN

“I first met Norman and Family when you were running a dairy, and bought a field of green chop. What a hard working Faimly. Mother,boys and girls. I...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Jim & Sally Hester - SC

“Just wanted your family to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were so blessed to know Mr. Norman. May God be very close and real...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: John and Kay Jones - Abbeville, SC

“Mrs. Swartentruber and Family, My thoughts and prayers have been with you during this time of grief. May the wonderful memories that you share of...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Justice Bell - Abbeville, SC

“We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Swartzentruber's passing, your family is so special to us, he will be missed. We will be keeping you all in our...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Ed & Mary G. White - Abbeville, SC

“Dear Family & Friends, Mr. Norman was one of the finest people I had the pleasure to know. His faith, attitude and personality made him the man he...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Jim White - McCormick, SC

“Sincere sympathy to the Swartzentruber Families. Our families have been interconnected through business as well as friends through the years....Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Dorothy Sherard - Calhoun Falls, SC

“We were so very sorry to hear of Mr. Norman's passing. He was always so nice to the both of us and we always enjoyed being able to chat with him...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Cecil & Nancy Ashley - ABBEVILLE, SC

“My prayers are with your family. I remember my husband loving to meet and see Mr. Swatzentruber. He had a great respect for him. Heaven is sweeter...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Jane B. Sims - Greenwood, SC

“To the Swartzentruber Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement. May the Lord comfort your hearts and give you...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: James,Terri, Velvet & Jamie Hembree - SC

“Our prayers are with the family at this time, but I can truthfully say I will miss seeing Mr Norman at the Dutch Oven He was so funny, but we will...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Kim & Robert Jordan - Abbeville, SC

“There are few men that command the love and respect that Norman did. His character and integrity were beyond reproach and his love and respect for...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Steve & Julie Bowles - Abbeville, SC

“Dear Swartzentruber family, Please know you are in our hearts and prayers during this time. You have been dear friends to our family over the years....Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Sam and Carol Thomason - SC

“Blessings Dear Family; The comfort of the Holy Spirit and the grace of Jesus to each of you. Your grief is great, however your living hope in Christ...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Merl & Mary Beiler - Abbeville, SC

“We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Swartzentruber's passing. We loved talking to him every Friday night at the Dutch Oven. We will definitely miss...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Bill and Pam Baughman - Abbeville, SC

“ms.mary and all the kids i know what each of you are feeling now but im sure hes looking down on all of you and saying if yall could just see me now ...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: gary turman - abbeville, SC

“To Mary and Family, We would like to express our deepest sympathy for you and your family, Mr. Norman will be greatly missed. Know our thought and...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Brenda and Larry Grant - SC

“You will be missed around Abbevlle county and I can remember the times when you came to repair plumbing for my mother and farther. Mildred and...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Cotton McMahan - greenwood, SC

24 of 32 | Posted by: Ned & Susan Carmody - Ivy Gates, SC

“We are sorry for the loss of Mr. Swartzentruber. He was a very sweet man and we enjoyed seeing him in our office. We will miss him. Your family is...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Affordable Dentures - Greenwood, SC

“To Ivan and Family, we were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
26 of 32 | Posted by: Eddie & Brenda Dowis - SC

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Swartzentruber was a good and Godly man. We will miss him. May the Lord be with you in this time of your...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Darrell & Denise Brown - SC

28 of 32 | Posted by: NANCY W.& DON REECE - ABBEVILLE, SC

“Sorry for your great loss, Norman was a great Godly Man,He blessed others with his life!! ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Willie & Mary McCurry - SC

“We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Swartzentruber. We pray that the Lord will hold your family in his hands and give you the comfort...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Hannah and Shannon Chasteen - SC

“My prayers are with you all during your time of sadness. May the knowledge that Mr. Norman is with our Lord and Savior comfort you until you meet...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Barbara Clements Rambo - SC

“To the whole Swartzentruber family- We are so sadden for the loss of Papa Norman but know that he is in a much better place. We pray that your...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Andrea & Stacey Dawson - SC

Norman J. Swartzentruber, 74, of Abbeville, beloved husband of Mary Swartzentruber, went home to be with the Lord Jesus on December 5, 2010 at Abbeville Area Medical Center. He was born on June 11, 1936 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to the late Jonas and Anna Swartzentruber. Mr. Swartzentruber was owner of Hill Top Electric and Swartzentruber Bakery. He was an evangelist and retired minister at Cold Springs Mennonite Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Swartzentruber and Noah Swartzentruber. Mr. Swartzentruber is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years of the home; six daughters, Loretta Swartzentruber, Twila Swartzentruber, Ruby Overholt (Larry), Norma Willey (Jared) all of Abbeville, Anna Schrock (Joseph) and Keturah Zimmerman (Curt) both of Myerstown, PA; two sons, Myron “Butch” Swartzentruber and Ivan Swartzentruber (Gloria) both of Abbeville; nineteen grandchildren; four great- grandsons; four brothers, Eldon Swartzentruber and Ray Swartzentruber of Abbeville, Daniel Swartzentruber of Montezuma, GA and Merlin Swartzentruber of Ware Shoals; three sisters, Catherine Troyer of Farmville, VA, Susan Yoder of Rutherford, TN and Bertha Yoder of Fairview, MO; a sister-in-law, Viola Swartzentruber of Montezuma, GA; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. The family is at the home. The family will receive friends from 5:30PM to 8:30PM on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Cold Springs Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be 11:00AM on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Cold Springs Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Swartzentruber, may be sent to Cold Springs Mission Fund, P.O. Box 196, Abbeville, SC, 29620. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com. HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES is assisting the Swartzentruber family.

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