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Swannie Ester Spivey Yow

Swannie Yow

Swannie Ester Spivey Yow, age 100, of Randleman passed away on May 17, 2023 at her home.


She was born on March 7, 1923, to Ida Jane Davis and Peter Spivey. 


She spent time working for Burlington Industries and was a housewife, where she loved to cook for everyone. Swannie loved being around and with her family, along with gardening. Along with spending time in her flower garden, Swannie was an avid quilter.


In addition to her parents, Swannie was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Howard Yow; 6 brothers and sisters; and son-in-law, Philip Maness.


She is survived by her daughters, Alice Yow Wilkerson (Ben) of Asheboro and Joyce Maness of Randleman; grandchildren, Eric Wilkerson (Patricia) of Greensboro, Amy Wilkerson Snider (Todd) of Asheboro, Samantha Maness of Randleman; great-grandchildren, Caleb Wilkerson (Jada) of Kernersville, and Kelsey Snider; and great-great grandchild, Lucas Wilkerson. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews along with special family members Patricia Gilmore and Billy Wooten. 


The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to caregivers Felicia, Jackie, Sydney, Candance and Temple.


The family received friends on Saturday at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Todd Brown officiating. Interment followed at the Giles Chapel Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to:

— Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, 27203.

— The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

— Or to the charity of the donor's choice.