Esker Lee Swain, 51, of Cardwell, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southhaven, Miss. A Luxora native, he was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Swain of Cardwell; a son, Brian Swain of Cardwell; five brothers, Gordon Swain of Alaska, Gregg Swain and Ricky Swain, both of Paragould, Jerry Swain of Rector and Jim Swain of Batavia, Ill.; and three sisters, Shirley Burgwald of Batavia, Sherry Hickman of Enid, Okla., and Irene Mathis of Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Gordon Swain and Mary Joyce Swain.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cardwell Cemetery with Dwight Harrison officiating. Heath Funeral Home of Paragould was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Ricky Swain, Jerry Swain, Greg Swain, Sammy McPherson, Bob Gillion, Brad McPherson, Chris Hardin and Jimmy Dozier.
The family requests that anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Cardwell Cemetery Fund or Cardwell Cemetery Road Fund.