Arthur Ervin Sweum ’58

Arthur Ervin Sweum, 82, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. He was born in Whiteville to Arthur and Miriam Sweum on Nov. 17, 1936. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Sweum and Miriam Sweum-Robbins. 

He attended Davidson College and graduated from Erskine College in 1958. He had a long career in publishing, retiring from Argus Publishing Corp. as senior vice president. He later formed a partnership with Multi AG Media, publishing trade magazines, focusing primarily on the dairy industry. 

Arthur had a passion for golf. He frequently played at Berkeley Hills Country Club and was a member of the Hole in One Club. He was an avid reader and traveler. One of the highlights of his life was traveling to Norway where he met relatives living in Soknedal and visited the farm where his grandfather emigrated from and is still owned by the family. 

He was a member of Morningside Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, elder, treasurer and clerk of session. 

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

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda Sweum; only son, Andrew M. Sweum; a grandson, Steven H. Sweum; one brother, William Robbins; one sister, Miriam S. Marks; and sister-in-law, Ann H. Benson. 

In Arthur Swuem’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. 

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