George Calvin Swilley of Lamont, Fl., passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, September 6, at the Madison County Memorial Hospital in Madison. He was the son of the late Andrew Thomas and Gertrude Wallace Swilley.
Mr. Swilley received his early educational training at the Greengrove Elementary School of Madison County. After losing his sight, he attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, the Historic Fessenden Academy of Martin, Fl., and when the Academy closed, he attended and graduated from FAMU High. He received his B.S. Degree in psychology from Florida A and M University, and his MSW from Atlanta University of Atlanta, Ga. He was employed as a social worker at a Youth Home in Farmington, Mo., and later he was chosen to head the Department of Social Work at Rutland Hospital in Massachusetts.
After retiring and moving back to his childhood home, he enjoyed volunteering as a counselor for the Harvest Christian Center in Monticello with Apostle Marvin Graham.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, September 13, at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church of Lamont, Fl., with Elder Willie Chambers, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Ganzy Funeral Home on Friday, September 12, from 5-7 p.m.
He leaves to mourn his passing, two sisters: Maxine S. Franklin and Alma McKinney Wynn of Madison; one brother, John P. (Geneva) Swilley of Palm Bay, Fl.; one goddaughter; many nieces, nephews, cousins, a dedicated housekeeper and many friends.