Effie Sword, 85, of Wellington, passed away peacefully at home Monday, December 3, 2007 after a lengthy illness. She was born, May 15, 1922 in Pikeville, Kentucky, daughter of the late Bert and Rattie (Gayheart) Dye. She had been a resident of Ohio since 1959.
Mrs. Sword was a homemaker and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Louise Wright and Bulah Newsome both of Wellington, Teresa Marozsan of LaGrange; sons, Bobby Sword of New London, Bertis Sword of McDowell, Kentucky, Benny Sword of Wellington and Norbert Sword of Rochester; 27 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four brothers; and one sister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Sword; daughters, Linda Diane Sword and Jonie Marie Sword Parsons; great-granddaughter, Cora Brock; four sisters; and three brothers.
Friends may call from 3 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London, where Funeral Services will be held at 1 P.M., Thursday, December 6, 2007 with elders of the Church officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at: www.eastmanfuneralhome.com