April 29, 1961 ~ October 11, 2004

Born in: Buncombe County, North Carolina,
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC

Swannonoa ~ Teresa Penley Swann, 43, of 71 Tanglewood Drive, Swannanoa, died Monday, October 11, 2004 in a local hospital. A native of Buncombe County, Mrs. Swann was the daughter of Patricia McLaughlin Lockhart of Landrum, SC and of the late Theodore Lockhart, Jr. Mrs. Swann was employed by Cooper Bussman as an assembler. Survivors also include her husband, Joe Swann of Candler, their daughter, Amanda Hensley of Swannanoa and her own special loved ones, Jamie Blankenship, Brandon Williams, Amber Williams and "grammie's sugar", Ashelyn Jones, all of Fairview. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Revs. Brad Knox and Tom Bartlett officiating. Interment will be 1:00 PM on Thursday at Cane Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. At other times, the family will be at the home of Beth McLaughlin, 379 Gravely Branch Road, Fairview. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duke University Medical Center for liver and kidney research, Attn. Susan Wiley DUMC 3541, Durham, NC 27710.

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  1. I can only speak of Teresa as what she meant to me.
    Teresa accepted me for what and who I am, never critical or demanding. She prepared me one GREAT meal and brought it to my house. What a great cook she was. She was always there for the Swann family even without always being accepted herself. Being herself, it didnt matter. She was looking over their needs more-so than her own. Teresa…..You will be sadley missed! Thank You!

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  2. What a wonderful woman. She was always the same everytime I saw her. Kind and compassionate and always happy. A special friend that I will miss.
    Karen Lowe

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  3. Teresa was such a blessing. She was the same anywhere and anytime I happened to see her. Always with a smile. She will be greatly missed.

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  4. Teresa will truely be missed by my family. We had the privilage of knowing her and working with her. She always made us smile and laugh. We will miss that laugh that she had-a big chuckle mixed with a little giggle! We love you Teresa–God Bless.

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  5. I’m so saddened by the loss of such a sweet old friend…I haven’t seen her since HS graduation in 1979 but have thought of her so often. She was a gentle spirit with a beautiful smile and a big heart. Godspeed…

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  6. Was so saddened by the loss of Teresa. I did not know she had been sick. She was a sweetie that no one who knew her would ever forget. I worked with her at Cooper Bussman and we had lots of good times together. Condolences to all her family.

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  7. Amanda, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure to get to know you and your mother from when we worked together at Wal-Mart.May God richly bless you during this time of sorrow. Just keep looking up because someday we will all meet again in a much sweeter place where there is no pain and suffering.

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  8. Amanda, you know what a special little lady your momma was. There’s few people that are truly like an angel on earth: Theresa, was one. i worked with her for 5 years at c p claire, and about 3 at bussman..she was a special friend, that i loved very much, and she will always will be in my heart. Bless you Amanda!

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  9. Amanda, I am sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, I haven’t seen her since that day at Food Lion Parking lot. I know that it will be a hard loss for you but if you remember she always talked about sitting at the foot of her father. She will be sadly missed since she was the godmother to my two girls, DeAnna and Laura. She was alwyas there when I was going through all of the many miscarriages that I had. She would always tell me Jan don’t give up. We had many laughs when she went through her hip replacements. I will miss her dearly. Jan Barden and Family.

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  10. Amanda I am so sorry for the loss. Eventhough you will never forget and remember the good times it will be those times that you hold close at heart that will help mend you heart as well. Marissa and my thoughts are with you…..

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  11. Pat and Amanda,

    I was shocked to hear about Teresa, she and I have know each other for many years. I love her as a dear friend and I love you both. If you need any thing let me know. God Bless you and your family.

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