EUTAWVILLE - Walter M. Swearingen, 79, of Eutawville, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in a North Charleston hospital. Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Avinger Funeral Home in Holly Hill with Rev. Earl Behr officiating. Visitation will be prior the service beginning at 3 p.m. Mr. Swearingen was born in Augusta, a son of the late Jesse E. Swearingen and Daisy Rowe Swearingen. He retired from the Marine Corps and later became a fishing guide. Walt was an avid golfer, and enjoyed watching NASCAR and baseball on television. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Swearingen. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Asa "Pat" Swearingen of Eutawville, and nieces, Vickie Cox of Atlanta, and Vanessa Cooper of Augusta. Memorials may be made to the Maude Schiffley SPCA, PO Box 1584, Orangeburg, SC 29116.