Angela "Polly" Swofford Bullman

  • Born: August 5, 1947
  • Died: January 19, 2015
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

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Spartanburg, SC 29306

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Angela "Polly" Swofford Bullman, 67, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born August 5, 1947, in Cowpens, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Thomas Swofford and Ruth Sumner Swofford.

Polly was retired from Progess Lighting and Hoke Industries. She was a member of Croft Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, adult choir member, and president of the Joy Club. A free spirit who loved the beach and all outdoors, she was a devout Christian who was very dedicated to her church and family.

Surviving are her loving husband, George H. Bullman; step-daughter, Allison Johnson of Spartanburg; grandsons, Matthew Bullman of Kentucky and Chase Johnson of Taylors, SC; sisters, Frances Berry, Peggy Robinson, and Joyce Swofford, all of Spartanburg, and Nancy Richards (Bruce) of Colorado Springs, CO; and a large number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Joe Swofford.

The family and church will host visitation 1:45-2:45 PM Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Croft Baptist Church sanctuary. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Joe Dempsey officiating. Burial will be private.

No flowers please, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Croft Baptist Church Building Fund, 4190 East Croft Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

so very sorry for your loss, I know what you are going thru and will go thru for a while, as long as you have the lord to lead you, you will be ok, but never the same.my prayers are with you and the family!

Posted by diane beard - union, SC   February 02, 2015

Polly left a lasting impression to so many. She will be deeply missed. Prayers go out to a special family.

Posted by Candy Wood - Cowpens, SC   January 30, 2015

I will always love Polly. I will cherish my memories with her at the beach. She's such an amazing woman. Prayers are going up for her family.

Posted by Angel - chesnee, SC - friend   January 24, 2015

George I am so sorry for your loss. Polly was such a sweet lady who just loved to laugh and to make people laugh. You, Francis, Joyce, Peggy, and Nancy are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Cindy Hagerty - Cross Hill, SC   January 24, 2015

I remember the first time I met Polly about 20 years ago. We became fast friends and were together almost every weekend for many years. She was a dear friend to me and my family. We took trips to the mountains and the beach together. We enjoyed fish fries and pool parties at her home. She always met you with a smile and a hug. My daughter was always so excited when Polly and George were at the beach when we were. I know she is not having problems breathing now but she will be greatly missed. Praying for her family.

Posted by Carolyn Harris - Chesnee, SC - friend   January 23, 2015

I worked with Polly at Progress Lighting for many years. She was a very loving, and special friend. It was always a joy to meet Polly once we both left Progress. If I would see her little yellow BMW anywhere, I would wait for her to come out of a store so we could chat. Polly always had a special place in my heart. I know she will be missed. The family has my deepest sympathy in her passing.

Posted by Robin Dawkins Porter - Sptbg, SC - Friend   January 23, 2015

A beautiful lady with a big heart! So blessed to have known her!!

Posted by Kay Oliver - Moore, SC   January 22, 2015

Jim & June Swofford of Jonesboro, Ga

Posted by A friend   January 22, 2015

Praying for you and your family today and in the days to come. I worked with Polly at Progress Lighting and always thought she was a wonderful person with the most beautiful and contagious smile.

Posted by Tina Byars - Mayo, SC   January 22, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smile in the halls of Cowpens High. I'm sorry I cannot be with you but I will remember your family in my prayers. I lived in Cowpens in the '80's and retired from Wal-mart.

Posted by B. Joyce Washington - Spartanburg, SC   January 22, 2015

Frances Joyce Peggy Nancy I am sorry about Polly.Praying for the family, I love all of you.

Posted by Lynda Turner - Boiling Springs   January 22, 2015

Francis, Peggy, Joyce, and Nancy:
I am very sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest sympathies to you and all the family.
Ricky Harris

Posted by Ricky Harris - Spartanburg, SC   January 22, 2015

From motorcycle rides, to Christmas gatherings and the sharing of family recipes(Polly's delicious chicken stew to be specific) Polly was always a gracious person to be around. I think I speak I for my entire family when I say we truly loved coming to her house. The amount of love that she poured out on those who entered was overwhelming and I am truly grateful to have been a part of her life as long as I was. To the immediate family members I send my prayers and blessings and ask that God's presence and comfort be with you daily. In the book of Romans chapter 8 verse 18, the apostle Paul states " Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for a day when God will reveal who his children really are." I'm confident that Polly is with The Lord and she experiences no pain or sadness. She is dwelling among Christ's presence and awaiting our arrival. We will mourn, yes, we will cry and be saddened by memories passed but we should also eagerly look forward to joining her again. I'm so thankful to have met Polly and to have shared what precious time we had. "We know that God causes everything to work for the good for those who are called according to his purpose."

Posted by Marsha Bullman - Inman, SC - Niece by marriage   January 21, 2015

My dear friend I will miss you beyond any words I could write. You were like my sister and I loved you so much. I know you are healthy and happy now. But all will miss your smiling face even when you could hardly breathe. Your personality was an assest to you and all you that came in contact with you. Till we meet again Go rest high on that mountain. Tell Dale hello for me. You were my Sunday school teacher for few years and I saw you grow in God's Word tremendously. You gave it all you could. Seeing you in the choir knowing you loved to sing but could not breathe just tells whar kind of person you were. I love you and promise to see you soon my sister in Christ and my dear friend. If love could have saved you from dying you would still be here with us.

Posted by Dot Burns - Spartanburg, SC - Friend   January 21, 2015

Words cant describe how much i am going to miss her. Polly excepted me into her family 10 years ago. Polly treated me like her own daughter. I felt very close to her. I would call her on my way to work most morning and i going to miss those times. She was always there for me no matter what the circumstances. She helped me and Junior in raising Chase and went above and beyond the call as a grand parent. I will truly miss her but i know she is in a better place with a new body not suffering anymore.

Posted by Connie Johnson - Greer, SC - Friend   January 21, 2015

A lovely lady who will be sorely missed for her beautiful smile, her hugs and kisses, her faith and her willingness to help even when she was not well and should have been resting. She no longer is struggling to breathe and is walking with Jesus and the angels. Say hello to Mama for me , Ms. Polly.
God be with her family at this time of loss. uE5BL

Posted by Rusty and Denise Smith - Spartanburg, SC - Friends   January 21, 2015