Madia Haneline

Mrs. Madia Estelle “Granny” Swaim Haneline, 93, of Statesville, passed away, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Gordon Hospice House.

            Mrs. Haneline was born September 8, 1920 in Forsyth County and was the daughter of the late John Andrew Rasmus Swaim and Fannie Mae Pearl Barlow Swaim. She was a graduate of Forsyth County Schools and was married to the late William Clyde Haneline, who passed away May 9, 1986. She was a devoted member of Eastside Baptist Church, where she kept the Nursery for many years and was retired from Rental Uniform as a seamstress at the age of 83.

            In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Haneline was preceded in death by one brother, Ivory Newbern Swaim.

            Mrs. Haneline is survived by two daughters, Novella H. Brown (Leonard) of Statesville, Bonita “Bonnie” Haneline of Statesville; five grandchildren, Joel David Brown (Sheila) of Advance, Darin Keith Brown (Kelly) of Statesville, Dana B. Tilley (Shoun) of East Bend, NC, Dustin Philip Haneline of Statesville, Mackenzie Dawn Morrison (Joshua) of Statesville, eight great grandchildren; one sister, Vera S. Sechrest (Thomas) of Kernersville, NC and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Bolin and Rev. Charles Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church. Active pallbearers will be Dustin Haneline, Darin Brown, Joshua Morrison, Caleb Brown, Leonard Brown and Skyler Haneline.

            Memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 and online condolences may be made to the family at

            Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Madia “Granny” Haneline.

            The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Carla Pence and the all the Doctors and staff at the Gordon Hospice House for their love and support. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

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