Thelma English


ROCK Hill, S.C. -- Thelma Evelyn Grover Switzer English, 88, currently of Rock Hill, S.C., died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Willowbrook Court, Rock Hill, S.C.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 4820 Charlotte Hwy, Lake Wylie, S.C. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home. Another service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, 706 N. Main St., Hicksville, Ohio, with burial to follow in Forest Home Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at Smith & Brown Funeral Home.

Mrs. English was born on November 16, 1925, in Hicksville, Ohio, to the late Hollis and Lillian Vogelsong Grover. She was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and taught school in Edgerton, Hicksville, and Farmer, Ohio. Mrs. English lived most of her life in the Hicksville, Ohio, area, and seasonally in Florida and Colorado.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ted Lee Switzer; and husbands, Grover Wayne Switzer and Eugene E. English.

Survivors are her son, Tom (Linda) Switzer of Lake Wylie, S.C.; daughter, Jane (Rex) McKinney of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Jeff (Stephanie) Switzer, David (Jennifer) Switzer, Amy (Charles) Thomas, and Julie McKinney; nine great-grandchildren, Rebekah and Victoria Switzer; Bella, Bishop, Boone, and Baker Switzer; Reagan, Lillian, and Hudson Thomas.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, S.C. 29730. Online condolences may be made at

M. L. Ford & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. English in Lake Wylie, S.C., and Smith & Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville, Ohio.

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