CANTON — Laura Earley, age 51, passed away at Mission Hospital — St. Joseph Campus on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby Swanger and Letha Grooms.

Laura is survived by her daughter Jessica Hart (Larry Trbby) of New Bern; one son, Luke Swanger of Waynesville; her fiancé, Keith Winfield; one brother, Stephen Swanger (Natalie); step-mother, Marie C. Swanger; three sisters, Angie Chafin, Tracy Gillikin and Jill Potter along with three grandchildren, Mackenzie Venters, Kelvie Hart and Charlie Trbby.

She enjoyed visiting the beach, but the mountains were her home. Laura was a caring woman who loved her kitties greatly and took good care of each one of them.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at

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