Donald Gene Sweeney


PINEWOOD – Donald Gene “Don” Sweeney, 72, husband of 49 years and 10 months to Nell Marie Jenkinson Sweeney, died Thursday, August 4, 2016, at McLeod Hospital.

Born December 7, 1943, in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late James William Sweeney and the late Tressa Garnet Keiffer Sweeney. He was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church and the Men’s Fellowship Group.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Margaret Sweeney Hickman (John) of Pinewood and Melody Sweeney Moore (Davey) of Sumter; four granddaughters, Nichole Hickman, Kayla Hickman, Hannah Moore and Savannah Moore; two brothers, Jonathan Sweeney (Carolyn) of Indian Trail, NC and James Sweeney (Valerie) of Wichita Falls, Texas; and a sister, Violet Douglass of New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Grace Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. Mike Murdoch and the Rev. George Gain officiating. Burial will follow in the Weeks-Griffin/Pinewood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Jenkinson, Ray Davis Moore, John William Hickman, Larry Whorton, Lauren “Kermit” Morris, Glenn Costello, Jim Kuzianik and Rabon Parker.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Stephens Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and John Hickman, 312 W. Avenue North, Pinewood.

Memorials may be made to Grace Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 702, Manning, SC 29102.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.


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