John Sweeney

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 17, 2009

John S. Sweeney
BOYKINS—John S. Sweeney, 70, died July 16, 2009, at Nansemond Pointe Convalescent Center in Suffolk.
He was a graduate of George Washington University and was a retired manager of Aster Nut Company in Boykins.
Mr. Sweeney was a longtime volunteer for the Salvation Army, a member of Boykins Baptist Church, and a former member of the Boykins Lions Club.
He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn Johnson Sweeney.
Survivors include two step-sons, Barry Thorpe of Carrsville and George L. Thorpe Jr. and wife Jill of Franklin; and six step-grandchildren, Jessica, Sydney, Sarah, Ryan, Haleigh and George Lee Thorpe III.
A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Beechwood Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Baugham officiating.
Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge of arrangements.
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