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Lonnie Swafford, retiree – December 12, 2020

Lonnie William Swafford, 62, died December 12, 2020, at Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital.

Swafford retired from Clemson University as a mechanic. He enjoyed dancing and opened a dance hall in Clemson called “CU Dance.”

In addition to his mother, Beulah Swafford, he is survived by his companion of 16 years, BJ Armstrong; his brother, Roger “Dean” Swafford (Donna); and sister, Dorothy Davis (Ed.

A funeral service was held December 18 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. He was buried at Double Springs Methodist Church Cemetery in Mountain Rest.

Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or the Oconee County Humane Society, PO Box 966, West Union, SC 29696. A message of condolence may be written to the family by visiting