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Flora V. Rothwell

Flora V. Rothwell, 91, of Marshall, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Oaklawn Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born October 17, 1921 in Pikeville, the daughter of James and Hattie (Snider) Swafford. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Summer City Baptist Church and attended Emmett Street Missionary Church. She enjoyed crocheting, canning and spending time with her grandchildren.

On June 19, 1937, Flora V. Swafford was united in marriage to James H. Rothwell in Rosville, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, James D. Rothwell; her four brothers, Jim, John, Marvin, L.R. Swafford; and one sister, Lela Clark.

She is survived by her son, John (Leigh) Rothwell of Ceresco; a daughter-in-law, Laura Rothwell of Portage; five grandchildren, Desiree (Rob) Spencer, Joseph Rothwell, Kristopher Rothwell, Nickolas Rothwell, Erica Daly; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marshall Swafford.

A funeral service to celebrate her life was held November 24 at Emmett Street Missionary Church with Pastor Michael McGlynn and Rev. James Kidney of the Emmett Street Missionary Church officiating. Interment was at Hicks Cemetery next to her husband.

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Arrangements were made by Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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