Cecilia Magrane Lilley Swain

Published 2:48 pm Friday, July 19, 2019

Mrs. Cecilia Magrane Lilley Swain, age 80, a resident of Bath, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at St. Clair’s Church of Christ and will be officiated by Craig Hagen, Cleve Edwards and Tim Stamper. Burial will follow in the St. Clair’s Church Cemetery. Josh Spencer, John Swain, Steven Swain, Adam Mason, Timothy Hines and Terry Woolard will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Swain was born on Oct. 22, 1938, to the late Cecil Thomas Lilley and Magrane Wallace Lilley. She was a 1957 graduate of Bath High School. On Nov. 15, 1958, she married Elwood Taylor Swain. Mrs. Swain was a tour guide for the Bath Historical Society. She enjoyed Collecting Raggedy Anne dolls, collecting pitchers and cooking. Mrs. Swain was a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Elwood T. Swain; a daughter, Diana Swain Hines and husband Timothy, of Bath; a son, Brian Swain, of Bath; two grandchildren, Kassie Mason and husband Adam, Brianna Swain; a brother, Cecil Lilley and wife April, of Harkers Island; and a sister, Velsa Spencer and husband Wilson, of Faison.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at St. Clair’s Church of Christ.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to St. Clair’s Church of Christ Building Fund, 9814 N.C. Highway 99 South, Bath, NC 27808.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Swain family.