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May 8, 2013

Karleen Swaim Stinson

Mrs. Karleen Swaim Stinson, 90, of Dalton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Heritage Healthcare in Fort Oglethorpe.

She was born on May 7, 1923, in Etowah, Tenn., daughter of the late Clay and Rhetta Swaim and was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Stinson and brothers, Wayland, Raymond, and Herman Swaim.

She is survived by her daughter, Gale Wable and husband Sam Wable; grandchildren, Tiffany and Jason Beavers of Rocky Face, Lindsey and Sam Shadburn of Calhoun, Brett Wable of Dalton; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Jenna Beavers; sister, Billie Ruth Smith of Ringgold; sisters-in-law, Edna Swaim, Mamie Stinson; brother-in-law, Calvin Whisenant; several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Karleen Swaim Stinson will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Hare, the Rev. Ray Cochran and the Rev. Van Smith officiating.

Internment will be in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home today from 5 to 9 p.m.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements


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