Norris McDonald “Don” Swett

North Augusta, SC – Mr. Norris M. Swett, Retired Educator & Methodist Minister, entered into rest on December 8, 2015 at Keysville Nursing and Rehab Center.

A memorial service will be held from the Pentecost United Methodist Church, Warrenville, SC, Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 1:00 P.M. with the Reverend Susan Maddox and the Reverend Dr. Joseph Lusk officiating.

At his request, he was cremated and his remains were inurned beside his parents in Elmwood Cemetery, Georgetown, SC.

Mr. Swett, born on December 5, 1936, was a native of Georgetown, SC and the son of the late Walker Norris “Buck” Swett and Lena Belle “Tow” Swett. Don enjoyed shagging at Pawley’s Pavillion, sunning at Myrtle Beach State Park and Pawley’s Island, working at seafood restaurants in Murrell’s Inlet and Pawley’s Island and traveling with friends. He loved people and was a wonderful story-teller. He enjoyed entertaining his friends and keeping them laughing.

He was a graduate of Winyah High School and Erskine College. He received his Master’s Degree at Appalachian State University. He taught at Winyah High where he also served as Assistant Principal. He also served as Principal of Murrell’s Inlet, Waccamaw, and Bynum Elementary Schools, Director of Personnel for the Georgetown County School Disctrict and after a few years decided that he missed working with children and he returned to serve as Principal of Deep Creek Elemntary until his retirement.

After his retirement as a public school administrator, Don became a minister in the S.C. Methodist Conference. He served the following churches in the Marion District: Hebron, El Bethel, Willow Springs in Conway, SC and Oak Grove, Bethel and Sampit in Georgetown, SC.

He was a former member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church and a current member of Pentecost United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and was active in the United Methodist Men’s Club.

Survivors include one brother, Robert Swett, Dover, FL; four nephews, Robbie, Jeremiah, Patrick and Joseph; two nieces, Robyn and Heather; several cousins; and his “Adopted” family, the Eubanks.
Special thanks to Ken and Ann Skinner, special caregivers, and Jo Kriikku, who kept Don up to date on happenings in Georgetown.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pentecost UMC, P.O. Box 578, Warrenville, SC 29851 or to Winyah Auditorium, P.O. Box 3047, Georgetown, SC 29442.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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