OBITUARY

Alice Louise (Thornton) Sweeting

August 13, 1940July 14, 2018
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Alice Louise Thornton Sweeting, 77, of Richlands, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Sweeting Sr.

Alice is survived by four sons, Seth Thomas Sweeting of Nathalie, VA, Donald Sweeting Jr. of Manhatten, KS, Sanford Sweeting of Richlands, and Nathan Sweeting of Lexington, NC; two daughters, Deanna Lynette Lefever and Kendra Crystal Williams, both of Richlands; one step son, Brandon Sweeting of NY; one step daughter, Christina Sweeting of Germany; one brother, Frank Thornton of Locke, NY; one sister, Jessie Distin of Moravia, NY; 20 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 21 at Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands. Interment will follow at the Sweeting Family Cemetery in Richlands. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.johnsonfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Richlands.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Alice Louise (Thornton) Sweeting

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Chuck Harris

September 4, 2018

My sympathy to Alice’s family. I Remember her as a friend and classmate, although I had not seen her for many years.. I lived down the street and we were in kindergarden sixty eight years ago this week.

It is good to know she had such a great and supportive family.

Chuck Harris

Kendra Williams

July 17, 2018

I don't know where to start. Mom was always there to listen when you needed, she would let you finish and then give you her best advice. In which she was usually always right. She loved her family dearly and would sacrifice anything for them. I will agree with my brother on the fact that her sense of humor was the best. You could be crying full of tears and she would say something to tickle your funnybone to make you laugh. She definately believed that laughter is the best medicine. We all got a taste of that growing up. She taught me to be strong and stand up for what you believe in. Mom you are and always will be my best friend. Always in our hearts.

Don Sweeting

July 17, 2018

Oh where to begin. There are so many fond memories of Mom. She always seemed to have a way of challenging us to be better at whatever we did. We may not have liked it in every case but I think we eventually figured out that she was only trying to do the right thing for all concerned. I have never met a stronger woman emotionally, mentally and physically. I can remember warm summers in New York when we had to help in the garden to harvest the food that we would eat for months to come. She was an inspiration as she made sure that each and every time we were out there, she was as well. I have seen disappointment in her eyes as well as elation for things that I have done. I think the fondest memories of her will always be that infectious laugh that she had. It didn't matter how bad your day was going, If she could make you laugh then everything was right with the world and you ended up laughing with her. Her ability to keep your heart racing due to her insatiable appetite for scaring people out of their skin was another of her endearing qualities. Unless of course you were the one being scared. Keep them laughing Mom and for heavens sake make sure that Dad's heart is still racing a mile a minute as he always seemed to be an easy mark for your scare tactics.

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