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“Im so sorry to hear of Mr Artis's passing. I have fond memories growing up in Camilla, GA with Artis (SS teacher, RAs, etc) and our families being...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Branan - Lilburn, GA

“Dear Family, We were so shocked to hear of Artis' cancer last year. We have been praying that he could whip it!! ! We have always loved all of you...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Gene & Alberta Fowler - Camilla, GA

“Our deepest simparhies and prayers for you and yours , you all are on our thoughts and heart in this difficult time . God Bless ❤ ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Veronica and Paul McDowell - SC

“My deepest sympathies and most heartfelt condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Hesham Sharawy - Cornelius, NC

“We have many wonderful memories of Artis spent either at our house or him sitting on the front porch there on Bulline St. He was such a gentlemen...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Alan Garner - Daniel Island, SC

“This is a sad day for us left behind. There is peace in knowing God makes no mistakes. I remember all the good times spent with your family and how...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Eman Sharawy - Augusta, GA

“Mr. Artis will be missed. I enjoyed the several visits I had with him visiting him with Robert and remember me losing his rubber boots after I fell...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Brian Barden - Carrollton, GA

“Artis McSwain was a fine Christian and loved his family dearly. He was so proud of all of you. A good business man, and always conducted his business...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Pat Patterson - TN - Friend

“VONDENE and family sorry to learn of Artis passing. Our hearts are broken as well. We will continue to pray for all of you....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Julian M Yarbrough - Fitzgerald, GA

“Vondene and family, I am so sorry about Artis. Our love and prayers are with you all at this time. Martha was at the door, waiting to catch him on...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Harriet Sheffield - Warner Robins, GA

“I know the gates of heaven opened wide for you my good friend and neighbor. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Billy and Donna Harvey - FL

“I'm sorry to hear of his passing. May God bless you and keep you. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Julia Denmark - Calhoun, GA

“Sorry to hear of his passing. May God bless you and keep you. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Julia Denmark - Calhoun, GA


Artis Albert McSwain, 75, of Daniel Island and Clarkesville, Georgia, husband of Vondene Sizemore McSwain, died Monday, January 1, 2018. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 4:00 pm. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Saturday in the Mount Pleasant Chapel from 3:00 until time of the service.

Artis was born May 4, 1942, in Irwin County, Georgia, son of the late Willie Abner McSwain and Dora Sumner McSwain. He was an ordained deacon and a member of Hills Crossing Baptist Church in Clarkesville. He was a retired sales representative for agricultural equipment and a longtime member of the American Independent Manufacturing Representative Association. He and his younger son, Art, owned and operated McSwain Marketing. For over 35 years, one of his favorite work events was attending the unique Sunbelt Ag Expo in Georgia as an exhibitor. He had formed many lasting and dear friendships with his clientele in the Southeast.

He was best known as "Gramps" to everyone. He sincerely loved all people and never met a stranger. He felt his most valuable asset was his family. He loved his family unselfishly and was so proud of them. He also enjoyed fishing, baseball, gospel music, and rocking in his favorite chair on the front porch.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vondene McSwain of Daniel Island, SC and Clarkesville, GA; and four children- Drs. Myra and Arif Kamran of Colorado Springs, CO; Drs. Robert and Anita McSwain of Alexandria, VA; Dr. Arlene and John Oldham of Isle of Palms, SC; and Art and Ashley McSwain of Kathleen, GA; and six grandchildren- Zach Kamran, Maggie Oldham, Kate McSwain, Annaliese McSwain, Molly James McSwain and Jack Oldham.