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Jewell Swofford calls 65 years worth of auction

Jewell Swofford has been calling auctions for about 65 years, but now he’s calling it quits.

Jewell started his career as an auctioneer as a boy in seventh and eighth grade country schools selling box suppers.

The first farm sale that he actually got paid for doing was in 1940 for Burt and Eunice Croy. Mrs. Croy had been his school teacher.

Though he never went to auctioneer school, Jewel

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