Mary Swayney
Mary Swayney

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Swayney

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Just 49 days after losing her husband, Ben, Mary joined him. Mary Elizabeth (Sequoyah) Swayney passed away on August 31, 2022 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her Daughters; Mary Ann “Bugg” Swayney, Charlene Swayney-Rich (Mike) and Tonya “Tom-John” Carroll-Maney (Dave). Grandsons; Benji Swayney (Pooh), Damion Clark, Dakota Swayney and 2 Great-Grandchildren. Sister, Vera Wildcat. Several Nieces and Nephews. Family Members and Friends that also survive; Special Grandchildren; Sarah “Sarah Bell” Beck and Family, Kelcie Taylor (Mel) and Family, Richard Maney and Family, Riana Rich and Family, Shannon Rich and Family. Hailie Tadlock. Brian Wellmon and Family. Mary was preceded in death by her Parents, Amoneeta RunningWolfe Sequoyah and Ella Mae (Pheasant) Sequoyah. Baby Daughter, Samantha Almetta Swayney. Sisters; Marie Carroll, Rachel Mashburn and Mabelle (Sequoyah) McDonald. Brother, Amoneeta Sequoyah Jr. Nephew, Kermit “Dugan” Carroll and Great-Nephew, Christopher Lamar Sutton. Special Friends that also preceded Mary, were “her boys”; Tim Hill, “Skin” Teesateskie and Eric Driver. Mary worked at Buster Brown and The Ashley Company until they both closed down. She worked at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino from the day they opened until retiring in 2014. Mary loved her Family. She loved her Grandsons more than anything in the world (she would always say). A short visitation was held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in the Chapel of Long House Funeral Home. A burial immediately followed in the Hill Cemetery on Soggy Hill Rd. Pallbearers were, Lamar “Sty” Wildcat, JT Wildcat, Anthony Sequoyah, Richard Maney, Drevan McCoy and Dave Maney. Honorary Pallbearers were, Justin Wildcat, Mel Taylor, Neal Morgan, Logan Arch and All of “Her Boys” from the casino. Long House Funeral Home assisted the Family in final arrangements.
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Thursday
1
September

Visitation

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Long House Funera Home, Inc.
407 Wolftown Rd.
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
828-497-1408
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Thursday
1
September

Burial

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Hill Family Cemetery
Soggy Hill Rd.
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
Burial
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