James Burgess ‘Montana’ Swaringen

Published 2:29 pm Sunday, October 21, 2018

James Burgess “Montana” Swaringen died on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

He was born on March 11, 1931. He was a lifetime resident of Mocksville with numerous beloved friends and neighbors. He had a great love for his animals. He enjoyed being with friends, listening to bluegrass and country music, dancing, riding horses, going on wagon trains, and spending time in the cowboy town of Love Valley.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Viola Mae Angell of Mocksville.

Survivors: his sister, Margaret A. Lashmit of Mocksville; nephews, Tommy Lashmit (Lori) of East Bend, H. Keith Lashmit (Christina) of Mocksville; niece, Lisa Knight (Donny) of Forbush; great-nephews, Joseph Knight (Heather) US Army stationed in South Korea, Lyle Lashmit (Kari) of Denver, NC, Luke Knight US Army stationed at Fort Bragg, Ellis Joe Tilley of Winston-Salem; great-niece, Beth Lashmit of Mocksville; great-great niece, Audrey Knight of East Bend; great-great nephews, Carson Knight of East Bend, Kingston Lashmit of Denver; cousins, Linda Davis, Charlie Swaringen, Sandy Parrish, Cathy Foster and their families of Salisbury.

Memorials: Davie Human Society.

A life celebration service will be held at Hillsdale Church, US 158, Advance at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.