Sara “Sally” Swanson Costine

Published 9:07 am Friday, September 2, 2022

Tryon– Sara “Sally” Swanson Costine, 93, of Tryon, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022. She is the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Martha Schellenger Swanson and the wife of the late Raymond Leonard Costine.

Sally is a member of Tryon Presbyterian Church.  She was a Director for United Way and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

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Sally is survived by two sons: Andrew Costine and his wife, Lynn, of Tryon, NC; Peter Costine of Raleigh, NC;  three daughters:  Sandra Watson and her husband, Mike Watson, of Augusta, GA; Robin Berkman and her husband, Benjamin Berkman, of Charlotte, NC; Wendy Winstead and her husband Ronnie, of Lawrenceville, GA.  Grandchildren include Courtney Watson Maggied (husband, Adam), Rev. Michael Watson (wife, Melody), Matthew Watson (wife, Jennifer), Kelsey Berkman, Erik Berkman, Zachary Winstead, Sarah Costine (husband, Ryan), Anna Costine, Emily Costine, and Will Costine.

A memorial service will be held at Tryon Presbyterian Church on September 23, 2022, at 1:00 PM conducted by Rev. Dr. Allan Purtill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 247, Columbus, NC 28722, or to Tryon Presbyterian Church, 430 Harmon Field Road, Tryon, NC 28782.

Condolences may be left at

Petty Funeral Home & Crematory

Landrum, SC