Mr. Joseph H. Sweat

December 22, 2014

Mr. Joseph H Sweat 88, of 2922 Ridge Road, Hodges, SC husband of Lillie E. Sweat departed this life December 19, 2014 at Self Regional Healthcare. He was born in Holly Hill, SC on September 2, 1926 to the late Engle Sweat and Maize Snellings Sweat.

Mr. Sweat was a graduate of Roberts High School in Holly Hill, SC. He was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army in the WWII conflict. He retired from Bell South Telephone Service after 30 years of service. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church where he served as trustee and member of the Brotherhood Ministry. He was also a member of Harmony Lodge #37, and the American Legion Post #224 .

Surviving are his devoted wife, Lillie Evans Sweat of the home; one sister, Mrs. Ann S. Butler of Greenwood, SC;  one   step brother, James(Judy) Benjamin of Miami, FL, two brothers in law,  Jereal (Kate) Evans   of Philadelphia, PA, and  Robert Wright of Detroit, MI;  two sisters in law, Parnell (Robert) Smith of Detroit and Edna Evans of Philadelphia, PA; and a host of nephews, nieces , cousins and friends.

 Funeral services will be held Friday at Noon at Good Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Samuel Stroud officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be the Harmony Lodge # 37.

Honorary escorts will be Trustees of Good Hope Baptist Church.

Flower bearers will be friends of the family.

Mr. Sweat will be placed in the church at 11:00 am

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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