January 5, 2010
CARROLLTON, Ala. — Joe Alton Swedenburg, 71, died Jan. 4, 2010, at Pickens County Medical Center. Services were today at 11 a.m. at Cross Roads Baptist church with the Revs. Shawn McDaniel, David Barrentine and Ricky Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Skelton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Swedenburg was born Jan. 6, 1938, in McShan, Ala., to the late Rev. James R. Swedenburg and Trannie Ora Duckworth Swedenburg. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. He retired as a book store manager for Bessemer State Technical College. He was a lifelong resident of Pickens County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Swedenburg Jr. He is survived by his wife, Bertie Perrigin Swedenburg, of Carrollton; daughter, Pamela Swedenburg Bates, of McCalla, Ala.; sisters, Mary Swedenburg, of Hoover, Ala., and Dr. Martha Swedenburg King, of Moulton, Ala. Pallbearers were Jerry Skelton, Joel King, David Bates, Don Golden, Joe Earl Oglesby, Bubba Fitch, Jackie Ray and Bert Daniel.