Charles Allen Swinamer

Mr. Charles Allen Swinamer, 80, of Ellijay, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at Piedmont Hospital in Ellijay.

He was born April 7, 1939, in Cranston, R.I., to the late Lester Allen and Eleanor Emrich Swinamer. He was a 1957 graduate of Cranston High School and attended Oklahoma State University for two years. 

He served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War era, worked as a mechanic for most of his life and was the former fire chief of Port Charlotte, Fla. 

He was a member of Good Samaritan Catholic Church in Ellijay and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by wife, Patricia Ann Swinamer; children, Charles A. Swinamer, of Ellijay, Joseph E. Swinamer, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Cheryl Ann Prevatte, of Venice, Fla.; grandchildren, Samantha Swinamer and Austin Swinamer.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, from the Good Samaritan Catholic Church of Ellijay with Father Carlos Vargas officiating. 

Military funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, before the funeral mass in the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard. 

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, in the Georgia National Cemetery with the members of the Knights of Columbus serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, at the Logan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gilmer County FFA, c/o Mike Bushey, 408 Bobcat Trail, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Swinamer.

Condolences can be made at

Logan Funeral Home and Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006