Rose Warren Swaringen 80, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins, NC.

Rose was a native of Moore County and a graduate of Elise High School.  She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was very proud of all her family. Rose enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, traveling and staying connected to her former classmates from Elise High.  She also loved spending time at South Carolina beaches. Rose graduated from Waubonsee Community College, Waubonsee, Il. with an Associates degree in Business. She was also a licensed Real Estate Broker. In 1980 she opened her own printing business, Express Printing, Elizabeth City, NC. She enjoyed working with people and serving their needs. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Glennie Crabtree Warren and was preceded in death by husband: Charles Edward Swaringen; brother: Charles Clarence Warren; grandson: Blake Edward Lawrence.

Rose is survived by daughters: Deborah Rose Forrest and husband Frank, of Waxhaw, NC, Kathy Anne Lawrence, of Elizabeth City, NC; sons: C. Allan Swaringen and wife Sue, of Glenview, Il., Robert W. Swaringen, of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren: Frank M. Forrest, Heather Williams and husband Paul, Rachal Winterburn and husband Ron, Alana Swaringen, Chase Swaringen, Will Swaringen, Laura Swaringen; 13 great grandchildren and many friends..

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Givens Memorial Library, P O Box 159, Pineshurst, NC 28370 or FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28370 .

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Swaringen family.

Condolences on line at pinesfunerals.com

 

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  1. We were sadden to hear of Rose’s passing. She has enlighten me on a lot of family history. She will be deeply missed by all.

    John and Phyllis Crabtree

  2. We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your loved ones.
    From everyone at HJ.

  3. Kathy, Heather and Rachael, I am so very sorry to learn of your family’s loss. May God give you comfort in the memories you have of Mrs Rose. Love and hugs.

  4. Enjoyed talking to Rose while working at Moore County Farm Bureau, she told me one time she was going to see her uncle in Carthage on Carthage Niagara rd, I asked his name and he lives 4 houses from me. So she always talked about uncle Curtis. She was a very sweet lady!.

  5. Kathy and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom and Grandmother. Kathy I remember the stories you would share of your times visiting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love
    Anna and family

  6. Dear Debbie, Kathy, Allan, and Robert,
    I loved your mother after I met her at the beach after she married Charles. I probably cramped their style hanging around them so much. I loved Rose’s soft voice and laugh. I’ll never forget that Charles played Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” over and over at the beach one time I was there. I also remember staying with them a few days in Raleigh when Debbie was a baby. I learned how to adjust my driving speed because Charles would slow down or speed up depending on the stoplights so he didn’t have to stop! Rose was such a good mother. Debbie, you were the first baby I’d ever been around. You all seemed to be such a loving family.
    I’m sorry about your mother and wish you all much happiness and success.

  7. I knew Rose for over 17 years. She was always a joy to talk with when I saw her and she shared may fond memories of her family through the years. So sorry to hear that she has passed. Prayers for the family during this time.

  8. Kathy and family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.
    Our hearts are with you during this difficult time.
    Our Love and Support Always,
    COA Health Sciences Division

  9. I remember being at Aunt Mamie’s beach cottage with Rose when Rose and Charles were dating. Rose’s ready smile and laugh were so infectious and she was so much fun to be around. My mother, Katherine Cagle Barnes, and I visited Charles and Rose the day before Debby was born when they were living in their first apartment. I am so sorry for your loss and know Rose will be missed a great deal by your family. Blessings to all of you children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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