Gene J. Swafford, age 82, of LaVergne, TN, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:00PM at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna. Brother Bill Thomason will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Mr. Swafford is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lucy Perigo Swafford; sons, Jay Swafford and his wife Donna of Springfield, TN and Wayne Swafford and his wife Regina of Mt. Juliet, TN; daughters, Darlene Dalton and her husband Ken of Smyrna, TN and Anita Henley and her husband Randy of LaVergne, TN; brothers, David Swafford and his wife Joyce of Lyles, TN and Tyrone Swafford of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Nichole, Jackie, Chelsey, Alaina, Kelci, and Crawford; and two great grandchildren, Rylee and Lauren along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Josiah Hurt Swafford and Lola Mai Fakes Swafford; and two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Swafford was a Deacon of LaVergne First Baptist Church. He was a proud veteran having served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a retired fabricator with Quality Industry and had also worked with Iron Workers Local 492.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and Thursday from 11:00AM to 1:00PM all at Woodfin Chapel, 203 N. Lowry in Smyrna.
Online condolences can be made at www.woodfinchapel.com
Willie Noel Mathew SWAFFORD, SR.
Age 88 of Nashville. March 18, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Sue Ann Swafford; son, Richard M. Swafford; brother, James Swafford; sister, Geneva
French. Survived by his children, Alice Faye Dennis, Frances Sue Wood, Willie (Sharon) Swafford, Jr., Cecilia Dianne (Roland) Cannon, Vickie (Richard)
Farliss, Terrie Lee Swafford; sixteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren. Mr. Swafford was a self employed sign painter.
Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. Chapel service will be 2 p.m., Thursday March 21, 2013 with
visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment Beech Cemetery. For those desiring, donations may be made to Alive Hospice; Byram's Chapel Church; or Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund. COLE & GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, Goodlettsville,TN (615) 859-5231
James Junior Swafford
Age 62, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, July 12, 2010, at his residence.
He was employed with Astec Industries where he had worked for 27 years.
He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. He loved hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrtle Bain Swafford.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Swafford of Cleveland; son, David Swafford of San Francisco, Calif.; and sister, Diane Crisp of Texas.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2010, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Davis and Pastor Dusty Caldwell officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home
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Dorothy Swafford DEARDORFF,
Age 83 of Nashville, passed away August 26, 2009. Mrs. Deardorff was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Jefferson and Ella Swafford, and husband, Robert C. Deardorff. She is survived by 7 children, 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at Mount Olivet Funeral Home Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 2 p.m. MOUNT OLIVET FUNERAL HOME, (615) 255-4193.
Thelma "T" Swafford,
80, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Consulate Health Care in Chattanooga.
A native of McMinn County, and a longtime resident of Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late Pearl R. and Anna Eaton Swafford. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Gladys Davis, Elsie Palmer, Choley Townsend and Gertrude Swafford; and one brother, Fred Swafford. She was a member of Meadowfork Baptist Church, and was retired from Charleston Hosiery Mill.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Teresa Lane of Chattanooga, and Jackie and Marlene Lane of Nashville; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jarrett Lane of Nashville; and four sisters and one brother-in-law, Shirley Kyle of Athens, Bobbie Jean Swafford of Etowah, and Vesta and Victor Diaz and Bertha Mae Everett, all of Exeter, Calif.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Mike Conery officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowfork Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Lane, Tommy Cavitt, Jarrett Lane and Jackie Lane.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.
Jackie Dale Swafford,
49, died June 19, 2009, near Boston, Ark. He was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Oark to Robert Dempsey and Elizabeth Sarah Criss Swafford.
He was a logger and a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Cody Swafford of Pettigrew; his mother, Elizabeth Swafford of Pettigrew; two brothers, Billy Swafford of Pettigrew, and Joe Swafford and wife Missy of Crosses; four sisters, Betty Byers of Pettigrew, Rita Grigsby and husband Rick of Hunt, Louise Ashlock and husband Junior of Clarksville, and Cindy Shepard and husband David of Coal Hill; 15 nephews and nieces; 17 great-nephews and great-nieces; and one great-great-niece.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cave Mountain Church with Larry Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Cave Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mary Helen Davis Swafford,
90, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, at a local health care facility.
She was of the Baptist faith. She loved her children and family deeply.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Swafford; son, Johnny Davis; daughter, Joyce Curvin; great-grandson, Andrew Davis; sisters, Vivian Dobbs, Ruby Doyle, Reba Perkey and Katheleen Johnson.
She is survived by sons, Cecil Davis, Larry (Brenda) Davis; daughters, Sheila (Morris) Eustice and Brenda (Macky) Dodd; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Lasley officiating.
Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today, May 19, at the funeral home.
The family expresses special thanks to Sheila Eustice for her loving care of our mother, Red Bank Life Care Center and Hospice of Chattanooga.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.
Albert Francis "Curley" Swafford,
having entered this life on Jan. 10, 1920, departed from it March 20, 2009.
He was the son of the late Jarrett and Bertha Taylor Swafford.
A native of Polk County, he had lived the last eight years at McMinn Memorial Nursing Home in Etowah.
A man who was well-liked and respected by those who knew him, he was noted for his honesty, integrity, loyalty and content of character. To whatever work he put his hand, he did with diligence and enthusiasm; giving no less that his best effort. Hunting and "making a garden" were two of his loves and he did both with equal success.
He served his country during World War II. From the beaches of Normandy through the frozen snow of the Battle of the Bulge into the heart of Germany, he served with Patton's 3rd Army with sacrifice, skill and strength, returning home only after victory had been achieved.
His loving wife of 37 years, Alene Victoria Dalton Swafford, preceded his passing; as did grandsons, Adam Stillwell and Rusty Swafford; a brother, Oliver Swafford; and two sisters: Ethelene Hamby and Helen Dalton.
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Maragret Swafford of Old Fort; nine children and their spouses: Charlene and Ronny Lewis of Benton, Sharion and John Stillwell of Benton, Frances and Mark Williams of Linsdale, Scott and Cynthia Swafford of Delano, Haskell and Cindy Swafford of Etowah, Ted and Sarah Swafford of Benton, Nathan and Natalie Swafford of Delano, Morris and Deborah Swafford of Old Fort and Jeffery and Annette Swafford of Etowah; 14 grandsons; eight granddaughters; 11 great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 23, 2009, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Wetmore Baptist Church in Delano with the funeral service to follow. The Rev. Homer Belcher will officiate.
Interment will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Brock Cemetery in Polk County. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Polk County Baptist Association Food Bank in Benton.
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.
If you are unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome. com.
Ruth Swafford Carpenter, 90, died at her home on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009.
She was a member of Summer City Baptist Church and retired from Robinson Manufacturing.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Jim Swafford; son-in-law, Raymond Smith; two daughter-in laws, Reva and Nettie Swafford; grandson, Chris Swafford; two great-grandsons, Thomas and Nicholas Swafford; sister, Lois Swafford; brothers, Clarence and James Rothwell.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Carpenter, Pikeville; children, Virginia (Red) McGee, Cookeville, Irene Smith, Knoxville; Shirley (Steve) Hixson, Dayton, Mack (Trudy) Swafford, Pikeville, Tom (Barbara) Swafford, Randall (Patsy) Swafford, Pikeville, Gary (Yvonne) Swafford, Pikeville, Vivian (Randy) Wooden, Pikeville, Donna (Ken) Iriar, Hixson, Jerry (Loretta) Carpenter, Hixson, Nancy Carpenter, Warner Robins, Ga.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Wallace, Crossville, Ruby Doss, Hixson, Jewell Mcclure, Dayton; brothers, Harold Rothwell, Michigan, Bud Rothwell, Dayton, Caulie Rothwell, Pikeville.
Services will be on Wednesday at 1 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will follow in Summer City Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. CST on Tuesday.
Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South, Pikeville
Etta Elizabeth "Betty" Swafford, 76, of Sarasota, Fla., and a former resident of Cleveland, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in a Florida medical center.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Fike Funeral Home prior to the service.
Complete arrangements will be announced by the funeral home.
Mary Agnes Morgan Swafford, 82, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008.
She was born in Soddy, was a graduate of Red Bank High School and graduated from the University of Chattanooga. She taught science, math and chemistry for many years in the Tennessee school system. She spent the majority of her teaching career at Hixson Junior High School teaching ninth grade science.
She was a longtime resident of Sumitt View Senior Community where she was involved in many social activities. Her favorite activity was bridge. She spent many hours playing bridge and even taught bridge to residents and staff at Summitt View.
Due to her love of teaching science she has donated her body to Vanderbilt Medical School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tollett James Swafford; and her parents “Buck” and Mae Morgan.
Survivors include her son, Tollett James “Jim” Swafford Jr, Chattanooga; daughter, Rebecca Ann “Becky” Hunt, Soddy-Daisy; beloved grandson, Tollett “Ryan” Swafford, Los Angeles, Ca.; daughter-in-law, Lynn Swafford Chattanooga; son-in-law, Jerry Hunt, Soddy-Daisy; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2-4:30 p.m. on Monday at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Sumitt View Senior Community, 825 Runyan Drive, Chattanooga, Tb. 37405-1225.
Condolences may be sent to Lane-coulterchapel.com.
Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Martha Dean Swafford, 79, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, in a local hospital.
She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Center Point Baptist Church where she was very active in the singing ministry.
She was employed with Bendix for 17 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Coleman and Ethel Lee Haney Coleman; granddaughter, Tara Hooper; brothers: Jimmy Coleman and Wayne Coleman and a sister, Billie Hysinger.
Survivors include her loving husband, David Swafford of Cleveland; daughters: Judy Swafford Walker, and husband, Bobby of Murphy, N.C., and Renee Murphy of Cleveland; brother, Ronald Coleman, and wife, Bonnie, of Cleveland; and sister, Peggy Brooks of Cleveland; grandchildren: Robin Bowling, Toshia Worley and Stephanie Withrow; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jimmy Caywood officiating.
Brian Bowling, Mikey Worley, Matt Withrow, Freddie Coleman, Johnnie Coleman and Bobby Coleman will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 this evening at Grissom Funeral Home which has charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net
Paul E. Swafford, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2008 in a local hospital. He was a descendant of one of the original pioneer families of McMinn County. He worked in the porcelain enamel industry for over 30 years. He was superintendent at Brown Stove Works and later worked as a sales and service engineer for PEMCO Products of Baltimore, MD, handling the southeast region. Mr. Swafford was a fifty year member of the Cleveland Masonic Lodge #134 F&AM and Chattanooga Scottish Rite.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Landon and Julie Poteet Swafford; brother, Edward Swafford and sister, Nora Clark.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Effie McReynolds Swafford of Cleveland; daughter, Mary-Ellen Loveless and husband, Jonathan of Athens, GA; grandson, William Coleman Loveless of Athens, GA; brothers: Winston Swafford, Horace Swafford and wife, Edith all of Riceville, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Reverend Debbie Stokes officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery with Steve Swafford, Donald Swafford, Mike Myers, Beau Matthews, Roy Quinn and Aaron Keller will be serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
His family will receive friends from 2-5 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 5:00 P.M and from 12-2 P.M. Monday prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3, Cleveland, TN 37364.
Anna Lou Swafford, 63, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at her home.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her son, Darren Swafford; parents, Robert T. and Lora Elizabeth Myers; brother, Billy H. Myers and sister, Roberta Fay Brock.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Swafford of Cleveland; son, Darrell Swafford and his wife, Amanda, of Bryant, Ala.; grandson, Declan Swafford of Bryant, Ala.; sister, Shirley Woods of Cleveland; brothers: J.D. Myers, Ray Myers, Willis Myers, all of Cleveland, and J.C. Myers of Calhoun; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Pettengill officiating.
Interment will follow in Goforth Family Cemetery in Benton.
Her family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Louise Fay Swafford, 60, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in a local hospital.
Funeral services will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.
Burial will be on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Charlie Swafford, 60, of 1003 Stockell St., truck driver, who died Tuesday, July 26, 1966, at a local infirmary after an extended illness, were today at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home.
Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Born in Davidson County, he had lived here all of his life.
He was a son of Mrs. Susie Swafford and the late George Asberry Swafford.
He was married to the former Miss Mamie Neely who also survives. Other survivors are two daughters, Miss Kathleen Swafford, Nashville; Mrs. Joan Lovvorn, Kansas City; four sons, Robert Eugene Swafford, David Roy Swafford, Allen Swafford, and William Swafford, all of Nashville; three sisters Mrs. Florence Houchin, Mrs. Nancy Norris, and Mrs. Irene Cook, all of Nashville; four brothers Joe Swafford, Roy Swafford, Houston Swafford and , and Ed Swafford, all of Nashville and four grandchildren.
Remains were at the funeral home of Phillips-Robinson Funeral Co. where funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at 11:00 o'clock. Active pallbearers- Ray Elrod, Henry Elrod, Ronald Elrod, Bo Sexton, Pudgy Jacobs, and Tommy Pickens. Interment - Woodlawn Cemetery.
Gus Swafford, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, July 27, 2008.
Born in Athens, Tn., he lived most of his life in Chattanooga. Mr. Swafford retired from East Brainerd Lumber Company. He was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church, and Masonic Fidelity Lodge no. 558.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nancy and John Swafford; wife, Dorothy Swafford.
Survivors include his four daughters, Lucille Jones, Barbara Moody, Geneva (James) Conley, Carol (Tom) Mann; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday, and on Wednesday from noon until time of service at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hamilton Baptist church, 3700 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37406 or Hospice of Chattanooga.
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Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson Tn. 37343
Suda Mae Womac Swafford, 96, of Cleveland and formerly of McMinn County, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at her daughter's residence.
A native and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy L. Swafford; parents, John and Fannie Wilson Womac; a daughter, Bea Day; brother Oscar Womac; and sisters: Ollie and Ida Swafford.
She owned and operated Swafford's Grocery in the Idlewild community for many years.
She is survived by son, Rondal "Ronnie" Swafford of Athens: daughters and sons-in-law: Reva and Gene West of Athens, Theresa and James Hope, Sue and Pete Skinner, all of Cleveland, and Emma Wilson of Redondo Beach, Calif.: brothers and sister-in-law: Willard and Bertha Womac of Athens, and J.D. and Ruby Womac of Decatur; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, in the Chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens.
Burial will follow in Idlewild Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
L.C. Swafford, 79, of Fayetteville died
Sunday, May 11, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1929, at Anderson
Flat, the son of Walter and Ethel Still Swafford.
He was the retired owner of Swafford's Barber Shop and a member of the
First United Pentecostal Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean
War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also received the Korean
Service Medal with one bronze star, Combat Infantry Badge and United
Nations Service Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Henley Swafford; three daughters,
Lucreta Hampton and her husband, Ron, of West Fork, Susan Long and her
husband, Larry, of Fayetteville, Kim Reynolds and her husband, Steven, of
Fayetteville; one brother, Veldon Swafford and his wife, Wanda, of Elm
Springs; one sister, Rita Purdey and her husband, Paul, of Harrison;
five grandchildren, Devin Long of Fayetteville, Jerome Long and his wife,
Sheila, of Dover, Ashley Hampton of West Fork, Carey Hampton and his
wife, Kristen, of West Fork, Breanna Reynolds of Fayetteville; two
great-grandchildren, Keygan Long of Fayetteville, Peyton Hampton of West
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Moore's Chapel in
Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the First
United Pentecostal Church in Fayetteville with the Rev. John Hassell
Burial will be in the National Cemetery under the direction of Moore's
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels -- Memorials, c/o Council on
Aging, 1 North School, Fayetteville,Arkansas 72701.
ADA BELLE SWAFFORD
Ada Belle Carroll Swafford, 94, a resident of Cleveland, passed away
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.
She was a graduate of the class of 1935 at Bradley Central High School
and a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Before her retirement, she was employed as a seamstress with American
Uniform for 20 years.
She was the daughter of the late William L. and Missouri Pence Carroll.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Aulbi Swafford; son,
James Dale Swafford; and daughter, Sue Gail Swafford; several sisters and
brothers: Mamie Caywood, Ora Collins, Frances Jackson, Ruth Ingram,
Herbert Carroll and Theodore Carroll.
Survivors include two sons and their spouses: Larry and Pat Swafford of
Ocoee and Reggie and Brenda Swafford of Cleveland; special
daughter-in-law, Martha Moses of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Kevin Swafford and
wife, Stacy, Chris Swafford, Eric Swafford and wife, Nikki, Jennifer
Hannah and Dalenna Wilson and husband, Clint; nine great-grandchildren;
one brother, Roy Carroll and wife, Dorothy, of Cleveland; and several
nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. today, Feb. 6, 2008, in the chapel
of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Frank Nolen and Mark Burger
Interment will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell Cemetery with
grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral
home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Swafford
family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Sergeant Major Curtis B. Swofford, 89, of Athens, Ga., formerly of
Harrison, died on Sunday, January 13, 2008 in a hospital there.
He was born in Fife, Ga., on May 7, 1918 to the late Moses and Lee
Mr. Swofford retired from the United States Army in 1968 having served
in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He received many commendations
during his 25 years of service including the Bronze Star. He retired as
He resided in Chattanooga until four years ago when he moved to Athens
to live with his daughter and son-in-law. While in Chattanooga, he
attended Bayside Baptist church, was with Emanuel Sunday School Class and
did visitation for the church. He was an active mason and a member of
He is survived by his wife, Helen Mixson Swofford; one daughter, Susan
(Tom) Gearhart of Athens; two sons, Robert Swofford and Don Swofford of
Chattanooga; two sisters, Emma Ruth Millians of Augusta, Ga.; Valeria
Cain of Monroe, Ga.; one brother, Lehman (Evelyn) Mathews of Macon,
Ga.; four grandsons, one granddaughter, four great-grandsons and three
great-granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the North Chapel
with Rev. Bob Stitts officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga
National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral
home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bayside Baptist Church at
Highway 58, North, Harrison, Tn. 37341.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist,
5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn.
Bertha A. Swafford, 87, a resident of Benton, passed away Thursday,
Jan. 10, 2008, in a Bradley County health care facility.
She was a member of the Cloverleaf Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Luther Fannin and Gertie Alloway
Fannin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Swafford.
Survivors include her children and spouses: Harold Swafford of
Copperhill, Lee and Lois Swafford of Cleveland, Diane and Glenn Holloway of
Chattanooga and Marline Raines of Old Fort; stepson, Bill Swafford of
Englewood; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; sister, Faye Parker of Hickory, N.C.; brother and spouse, Vernon
and Linda Fannin of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at
Cloverleaf Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Higgins officiating.
Interment will follow in Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in
McMinn County with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Higgins
The family will also receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the
church prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Swafford
family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.
Thelma Wiley Swafford, 85, a resident of Cleveland, passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, in a local hospital.
She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.She was a member of the Eastern Star for 25 years.
She was the daughter of the late Andrew “Andy” Wiley and Jenny
Brock Wiley. She was also preceded in death by her husbands: Earl Bellamy
and Arnold Watson; and brothers and sisters: Wallace Wiley and wife,
Ona, Aline Moss and husband, Burchett, Evelyn Keshe and husband, Frank,
Reba Eaves and husband, Letcher, Paul Wiley and David Wiley and wife,
Nancy.Survivors include a son, Gary Paul Bellamy and wife, Jodi;
grandchildren: Matthew Bellamy, Jodillean Bellamy, and Kirstops Bellamy, all of
San Antonio, Texas, Gary Bellamy of Hurricane, W. Va.; sister, Billie
Watson; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at Higgins
Funeral Home with the Revs. Michael Caywood and Jasper Woody
Interment will follow in Brock Cemetery with her nephews serving as
pallbearers.A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the
funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Swafford
family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.
Mary Frances Swafford, 87, of Dayton, died at home Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, while surrounded by her family.
Mary Frances (Lee) Swafford was born in Pikeville on August 9, 1920, the daughter of the late Patrick F.
and Lillian D. Lee and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, C.P. Swafford; her son, Phil
Swafford; and her brothers, Dennis Lee, Howard Lee and John Brown Lee. Mary Frances graduated with honors
from Patten High School in Bledsoe County in 1937. She went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee
Junior College at Martin, Tenn., in 1939, and from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1941, with a
degree in Home Economics. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. After graduating, she worked as a Home
Demonstration Agent in Pulaski, Tenn. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in
Dayton, United Methodist Women, the Dayton Garden Club, and volunteered as a Gray Lady at Rhea Medical
Center. Mary Frances is survived by her son Sam (Cyndie) Swafford of Dayton; daughter-in-law, Pat
Swafford Arnold of Dayton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mary Frances
are being held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Anderson and Nathan Parker
officiating. Burial will be held in the Rhea Memory Gardens. The family will be served by the Vanderwall
Funeral Home in Dayton where they will receive friends Wednesday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in Mary Frances’ memory to the Prayer Room at the First United Methodist Church
in Dayton or to Hospice Home Health Care of East Tennessee. Please visit Mary Frances’ online guest
register at www.vanderwallfh.com
Louise Hall Swafford, 78, of Riceville, died Monday morning, Sept. 17,
2007, at her residence.
A native of Hebron, Ala., and a resident of McMinn County since 1969,
she was a daughter of the late Ira Lee and Mattie Parcus Hall.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Retha Davison.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Winston Swafford of
Riceville; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Danita Swafford of Riceville;
sister, Cecile Caldwell of Sylacauga, Ala.; brother and sister-in-law,
Eugene and Sarah Hall of Hebron, Ala.; grandchildren: Petty Officer
Andrew Wood and Krista Wood; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, in the
South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah, with the Revs. Ron Sorah
and Benny Thomas officiating.
Interment will follow at Swafford Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral
If you are unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry at
George Thomas Swafford, 80, of Cottontown, TN died Aug 17 2007.
preceeded in death by parents: Josiah Hurt Swafford & Lola Mai Fakes, sisters: Lois Swafford, Pauline Hawthorne, Dorothy Yates, & brother: Thomas Swafford
survived by wife Opal, daughters: Ann, Georgia, Nancy & Jeannie, many grand children & great grandchildren.
Services held Mon Aug 20 with burial following in Crestview Cemetery in Crestview Memorial Park, 1620 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN 37066.
Fred R. Swafford, 63, of Calhoun, TN died Monday, July 30, 2007, at his
He was a native of the Claxton community near Athens and was a resident
of Calhoun for the past 35 years.
He was a son of the late Pearl and Anna Belle Eaton Swafford.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly
He was a cabinet builder and installer for more than 40 years.
He loved fishing, enjoyed watching Nascar racing, football, kickboxing,
spending time with his family and playing the guitar and singing.
He was preceded in death by his sisters: Chloey Townsend, Elsie Palmer,
Gertrude Swafford and Gladys Davis.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Caroll Womac Swafford of
Calhoun; daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Carl Buckner of Cleveland; son
and daughter-in-law, Teddy and Karen Swafford of Birchwood; four
wonderful grandchildren, whom he loved dearly: Ashley Buckner, McKinsey
Buckner, Tyland Thomas and Jake Swafford; sisters and brother-in-law:
Shirley Kyle of Athens, Bobbie Swafford of Etowah, Bertha Mae Everett and
Vest and Victor Diaz, all of Exeter, Calif., Thelma Swafford of
Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Ziegler
Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Ron Sorah and Randall W. Quarles
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, in Calhoun
Cemetery and will conclude with a white dove release.
Pallbearers will be S.M. Knight, Jimmy Dial, Biarron Williford, E.L.
McMinn, Teddy Smartt, and Austin Burgess.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral
home prior to the service.
Rachel Carolyne Swafford-Morgan, age 58, of Battle
Creek, Michigan, died at her residence June 28, 2007.
She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in
June 1966 and served as a private nurse until her
death. She was preceded in death by her father, Lee
Roy SR. "L.R." Swafford; grandson, Willard L. Morgan
III; brother Lee Roy Swafford; and nephew, Kevin
Swafford. Survivors include her son, Willard L. Morgan
II; daughter, Rhonda Morgan, both of Battle Creek,
Michigan; mother, Roberta Swafford; sister, Brenda
kind, both of Pikeville, Tennessee; brother, Lester
Swafford of Battle Creek, Michigan; two grandchildren,
Kayla and Kaitlen Morgan, both of Battle Creek,
Michigan, and several nieces and nephews. Services
will be Sunday, July 2, 2007, in the chapel of Coulter
Garrison Funeral Home with the Reverend Tom Swafford
officiating. Visitation is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Interment in Summer City Cemetery. Services by
Coulter Garrison Funeral Home, inc., Dayton Tennessee.
PIKEVILLE (TN) - Nettie Ray Swafford, 91, passed away at her residence on
Friday, June 8, 2007. She was a member of Red Hill Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Sallie Swafford ;
brother, George Swafford.
She is survived and will be sorely missed by her extended family and
Services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT on Sunday, June 10, 2007, in the
chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home with Minister Paul Cagle and Minister
Greg Pickett officiating.
Burial to follow in Swafford's Chapel Cemetery with a white dove
The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. CDT today.
Please share your thoughts online with the family at
Pikeville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
DAYTON (TN) Charles Philip "C.P." Swafford, 88, died at his home early
Sunday, May 27, 2007, while surrounded by his family.
C.P. was born in Pikeville, Tenn., on Oct. 18, 1918, the son of the
late Samuel and Della (Hutcheson) Swafford and was also preceded in death
by his son, Phil Swafford; brother, Frank Swafford; and two sisters,
Helen Burns and Mary Joe Beckham.
C.P. was a graduate of the Bledsoe County High School class of 1936. He
then attended Emory & Henry University and University of Tennessee-
Knoxville and then earned his law degree at Cumberland University in
Lebanon, graduating in 1946. He served his country with the U.S. Army Air
Corps as a captain and piloted a B-17 during World War II in the European
Theater. Later, C.P. retired in 1970 as a lieutenant colonel with the
U.S. Air Force Reserves after 20 years of service.
C.P. lived in Dayton most of his life, where he was an attorney and had
also served as an assistant district attorney with the 18th Judicial
Circuit of Tennessee. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist
Church in Dayton. C.P. was a founder of the Dayton Rotary Club and a
recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award. He also was a founder of
Dayton Golf and Country Club and was an avid golfer.
C.P. is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Frances (Lee) Swafford ;
his son, Sam (Cyndie) Swafford, of Dayton; daughter-in-law, Pat
Swafford Amold, of Dayton; six grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services for C.P. will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral
home chapel with the Rev. John Anderson officiating.
Burial will be in Rhea Memory Gardens with full military honors.
Please share your memories with the family on their online guest
register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in C.P.'s memory
to the First United Methodist Church in Dayton or to Home Health Care
of East Tennessee Hospice.
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton,
where they will receive friends after 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Patsy Ruth Swafford Becker, of Reidsville, GA, formerly of LaFollette
Dayton OH, passed away Jan. 3 in Reidsville, GA after a lingering
She was born August 7, 1939, to parents, Dan and Gladys Swafford in
She made many friends in this area before going to Dayton, OH where she
until 2005. She was always a jolly person who loved people. She had a
for everyone she met and will be missed by those who loved her. She was
in death by husband, Tom Becker in 1997 and parents Dan and Gladys
grandparents, George and Mary Swafford of Cleveland, TN and Walter and
Perkins of LaFollette. Survivors: Daughters, Donna Hovater of Pahrump,
Danny Hovater of Reidsville, GA; sister, Dalphene Parks of
VA; aunts, Alta Perkins and Joyce Hutson of Jacksboro; uncle, Walter
Monroe, MI. Funeral Services were conducted at George C. Martin Funeral
North Dayton Chapel, Dayton, OH with Pastor Rob Wackerman officiating.
Interment was in the Arlington Cemetery in Brookville, OH. Memorials
may be made to
Savannah Association for the Blind, 214 Drayton St., Savannah, GA
C. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LoEtta Masengill Swafford, 96, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, went
home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, March 28, 2007.
She was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur Masengill and Agnes Knittel
Masengill. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Swafford;
four sons: Charles, Wayne, Dewitt, and Billy Swafford; one daughter,
Betty Fern Swafford; three sisters: Flora, Edna, and Juanita; four
brothers: Earl, Frank, Ernest, and Chester.
Survivors include five sons: Odell Swafford, Clifford Swafford, Raymond
Swafford, and Daniel Swafford, all of Cleveland, and Harold Swafford of
Lexington, S.C.; three daughter-in-laws: Jennie, Martha, and Ann. They
will all miss her greatly; 11 grandchildren: Jenny Lyn, Rachel, David,
Kim, Dale, Jill, Eron, Kelli, Monique, Denisa and Brian; 20
great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Lamon; one
brother, Louie Masengill; and several nieces and nephews.
Her life and heart were dedicated to her children and family. If your
feet have been under her table then you have been given a serving of her
The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March
31, 2007, from the Wildwood Avenue Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes
with the Rev. Kenneth Scoggins officiating.
Interment will be in the Masengill section of Mount Carmel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
RICEVILLE - Lake "L.C." Swafford, 63, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at
Funeral service is at 8 a.m. today at the South Chapel of Bordwine
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swafford Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah, Tenn.
Hollis Edward SWAFFORD, 89 of Lawrenceburg,TN
died January 22, 2007
SWAFFORD, Hollis Edward Age 89 of Lawrenceburg. January 22, 2007. Services 11 a.m., Wednesday. PETTUS-TURNBO, (931) 762-3291
Ola V. Swafford, 88, of Dawsonville (GA) died Wednesday January 3, 2007 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.
Born in Dawson County, she and her husband moved to Cobb County in 1950 where they resided until moving back to Dawson County in 1982. A homemaker at her death, she was employed by Elliott Manufacturing Co. for ten years. Mrs. Swafford was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Carl B. Swafford, grandson, Charles Kimberley, parents, Linzey and Tomie Vaughters, sisters. Lula Thompson, Alice Disharoon and brother Charlie Vaughters.
Daughter: Sue Kimberley Dallas, GA
Sisters: Eler Tanner Dawsonville
Flara Waters Dawsonville
Granddaughter: Audrey Matthews Villa Rica, GA
Brother In Law & Sister In Law: Clain & Lemma Swafford Dawsonville
Sister In Law: Genell Swafford Jackson, GA
4 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Granddaughter
Funeral services will be held Saturday January 6, 2007 at 3:30 o'clock at Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Harold Evans, Rev. Lawton Burt, Rev. Leonard W. Ridings and Rev. Phillip Burt will officiate. Interment in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsoaville, GA.
Sim Floyd Swafford, 78, a resident of Cleveland, (TN) passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Arthur Sterling Swafford and Mary Elizabeth Rayburn Swafford; brothers; T.L. Swafford, Willard Swafford, Bart Swafford and Warren Swafford; sisters: Pearlee Cartwright, Caroline Swafford, Lucinda Belford, Florence Lawson, Eula Leamon and Dovie Abbatto; and stepdaughter, Cathryn Cowart.
He is survived by nieces and nephews: Mitzi Gibson, Gail Carden and husband, Clifford, and Jack Leamon, all of Cleveland, Nelleda Mayer of Bowling Green, Ky., Linda Swafford, Buster Swafford and Beverly Smith, all of Alabama, Carol Murphy, Nancy Richardson, Joyce Fowler, Patti DeNato of Schenectady, N.Y., Jo Terry Cartwright, J.R. Cartwright, Tommy Cartwright and Douglas Cartwright of Burlington, N.C.; his former wife, Sarah Bledsoe of Cleveland; one stepdaughter, Jeanie Goldhagen of Douglasville Ga.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at Swafford Cemetery in McMinn County.
His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Fike Funeral Home.
Estelle A. Swafford, 89, a resident of Georgetown, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 8, 2006, at the family residence.
She was born in Birchwood and was the daughter of the late Frank Allison and Tennie Beavers Allison. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Swafford; four brothers; and four sisters.
She was a member of Gamble Road Church of God.
Survivors include four daughters: Lucille Posey and her husband, W.J., of Georgetown, Icyle Shadden of Chattanooga, Jewel Frazier of Birchwood, and Mary Sue McKinney of Ooltewah; two sons: Hack Allison and his wife, Evelyn, of Georgetown, and Chris Swafford and his wife, Wendy, of Georgetown; 19 grandchildren; many more great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. A total of 16 sets of â€œfive generationsâ€ survive.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Jim Rush Funeral Homes, North Ocoee Chapel, with the Revs. Ernest Sutton, Butch Hollander and Ronnie Davis officiating.
Interment will be in McInturff Cemetery in Birchwood with Johnny Goodner, Tommy Prueitt, Randy Shadden, John â€˜Boâ€™ Allison, Kenny Shadden, Kendall Clayton, Keith Clayton and Jamie Boatner serving as pallbearers.
Chester L. Swafford, 84, of Ooltewah, died Monday, June 19, 2006.
He was a native of Cleveland and was a resident of Hamilton County for most of his life.
He was a mason and also a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II.
He was a member of Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy.
His wife, Loretta Swafford preceded him in death.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Buck Davis, all of the Chattanooga area.
The funeral will be held Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home, Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, with the Revs. Gene Butler and George Wallace officiating.
Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Chris Baumunk, Andy Baumunk, Josh Coley, Paul Coley, Jeremy Lamb, Gary Davis and Paul Barton serving as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4355 Highway 58, St. 101, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Randy Carroll Swafford, 51, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at his residence.
He was born in Athens, TN, to the late Harley Swafford and Edith Burrows. He was preceded in death by his stepfathers, Jack Burrows and Knox Reese; and sister, Betty Huffstutter. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his children, Evelyn Cothran, of Rossville, Randa Swafford, Christopher Swafford, both of Chattanooga; brothers, Ricky Swafford, of Chattanooga, Harold Swafford, of Chickamauga, Franklin Swafford, of Detroit; sisters, Wanda Millings, Barbara Key, both of Ringgold, Bickie McLackan, of Rossville; five grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and three stepsisters and one stepbrother.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park in Rossville.
The family will receive friends all day Thursday and prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.
Online guest book at www.wilson funeralhome.com. Arrangements are by W. L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.
JAMES HOWARD SWAFFORD 5-13-1927~4-6-2006.
James was preceded by death with his present wife before death, Beverly Phillips Swafford on April 6, 2006. James has 5 daughters, Brenda, Margaret, Deena, Tia, and step-daughter Jeanne with several grandchildren & great grandchildren. James was born and raised in Nashville, Tennesse and had daughters, Brenda and Margaret and with there mother, Veda. Then James married Lorene Rachael Russell... which they moved to Vallejo, California where Deena and Tia were born and he stayed in Vallejo till his death. His wife, Lorene Russell Swafford passed away in 1993. James worked on the Mare Island Shipyard for some 30 yrs, which he was a lead painter in his shop #71 and was very good at his job. James was a great father, husband, friend, and grandpa. James married Beverly Phillips and the family expanded with step-kids. His hobby's was working in his woodshop at home after retirement, making small pieces of furniture and outdoor decor and home project's. James father was, Robert Ervin Henry Samuel John L. Sullivan Swafford (deceased) and a brother Willie Noel Matthew Swafford Sr., and sister Geneva Swafford (deceased). James Howard Swafford's ashes were layed to rest in the waters near Angel Island, upon his living request.
Cory A. Swafford, 27, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, in Burr Ridge, IL.
He was the beloved son of Patricia A. and the late Willard G. Swafford ; brother of Gerald Swafford and Kathy Swafford Davis; nephew of Rosetta Holt, of Missouri, and Trevor Ingram, of Georgia; and great-nephew of Thelma Knox, Herman Ross Jr., Norma Williams, Jimmy Allen, of Chattanooga, and Betty Ross, of Georgia.
Cory will be missed by a loving group of friends in the Chicago area where he lived and worked, as well as other family in the Chattanooga area.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the McCallie Avenue Chapel with the Rev. M.T. Billingsley officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the McCallie Avenue Chapel of Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors of Chattanooga,Tennessee .
SPRINGDALE,AR -- Gilbert James "Gib" Swofford, 74, of Springdale died March 12, 2006, at Northwest Medical Center-Springdale. He was born June 15, 1931, in Viola, Mo., to Virgil and Bessie Roberts Swofford. He was a 30-year resident of the area and enjoyed working on cars. He was preceded in death by two daughters, and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, James Swofford of Effingham, Ill.; three daughters, Dena Henshilwood and husband Jeff of Gentry, Bonnie McLane and husband Steve of Effingham and Edna Hendriex of Effingham; one sister, Leona Faye Ahearn of Green Forest; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McCullough Church in Viola, Mo. Burial will follow in McCullough Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Sisco Chapel in Springdale.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
James R. Swafford, better known as Jimmy, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006.
He was born to the late Cletes G. and Mary Swafford on Feb. 19, 1934.
Jimmy, along with his wife Fay, owned and operated Fay Swafford Originals. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend.
He graduated from Bradley Central High School in the class of 1952, and was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. He was fond of the outdoors, and especially enjoyed trout fishing and hunting.
He served in the U.S. Army as a signalman with U.S. Forces Austria, was a member of the American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars; and shall be remembered as an avid patriot and honorary member of the Special Forces Association. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Fay Swafford; son, Joel M. Swafford; brother, David Lynn Swafford and wife, Jean, of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister, Betty Swafford of Sarasota, Fla.; beloved granddaughter, Ashley L. Swafford; a new great-grandson, Coby J. Pritts; and special friend, Larry L. Brown.
Family and friends will gather for a time of remembrance today, March 13, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fike Funeral Home.
Graveside service with military honors will be officiated by the Rev. Johnny Jones, Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Bob Burke, Gilbert Lyle, Larry Brown, Doug Cannon, Larry Jones and Ramsey Swafford. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Hash and John James.
Memorial contributions in memory of Jimmy Swafford be sent to: The Special Forces Association, Post Office Box 41436, Fayetteville, N. C. 28309-1436.
Grace Swafford Withrow, 77, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at her home.
As a graduate of Bradley Central High School, she continued her education at East Tennessee State University where she received a bachelor's degree.
She was an elementary school teacher in this area for 35 years teaching at McDonald, Prospect and Bradley Junior High schools.
She was a member of Phillipi Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison Aaron and Grace Ingle Swafford; five brothers: Frank Swafford, Paul Swafford, Arthell Swafford, Clarence Swafford and J.T. Swafford; and two sisters: Justine Miller and Parilee Goins.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Clifford Withrow of Cleveland; one daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Donald Couch Jr. of Cleveland; one grandson, Joshua Couch of Knoxville; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 27, 2006, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Jay Goins officiating.
Interment will follow in Lee Cemetery at White Oak with the release of a flock of white doves concluding the service.
James Withrow, Steven Withrow, Calvin Withrow, Bobby Gene Withrow, Jack Goins, Tommy Swafford, David Swafford and Daniel Beaty will serve as pallbearers.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Withrow family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Vastal L. Swafford, 87, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, 2006, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
He was a member of Phillipi Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served his country during World War II. He was a member of the Cleveland Masonic Lodge No.134, Scottish Rite, and a Past Worthy Patron of Harmony Chapter Eastern Star.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Grace Vassey Swafford; parents, Willie O. and Glenn Clark Swafford; son, Billy Swafford; brother, Ellis Swafford; and sister, Elizabeth Vassey.
Survivors include his wife, Della; son, Rick Swafford and wife, Jane Ashworth of Nashville; four daughters: Janice Higdon Jenkins and husband, Dan, of Louisville, Ky., Barbara Guffey Brinkley and husband, Bob, of North Little Rock, Ark., Linda Turner and husband, Thomas, and Marilyn Elkins and husband, Ed III, all of Cleveland; stepdaughter, Linda Denham of Cleveland; brother, David Swafford and wife, Martha, of Cleveland; sister, Willie Lee Swafford of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Grissom Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Isbill officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Bryan Meeks, Ed Elkins IV, Devon Sutherland, Stephen Heald, Turner Randolph, and Ben Taylor serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Giles, Josh Epperson, Dan Jenkins, Bob Brinkley, Thomas Turner, Ed Elkins III, and Brian Thompson.
Memorials be made to Adventa Hospice, 5959 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421; or to the Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.
For additional information, call 476-8575; or to send an online condolence to the family, visit www.grissomfuneralhome.net.
Anna Jeanette Swafford, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, in a local health care facility.
She was the daughter of the late Laura Leeann Shelton Key and William Oscar Key. Her husband, Hoyt Swafford; son, Douglas McDonald; sisters: Willa Dean Key, Inez Arrowood, Blanche Maynor, Ethel Norwood; and brothers: Raymond, Gene, Haskell, Claude, Fred and Floyd Key also preceded her in death.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her daughters: Doris McGuire and Debbie Williams, both of Cleveland and Janice Williams of Niota; sons: Rick McDonald and Randy McDonald, both of Cleveland; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Jewell Gentry of Tellico Plains; and her brothers: Melvin Key of Cleveland and Winfred Key of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life graveside service and interment will be held today, Jan. 20, 2006, at 1 p.m. from the Mount View Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Mowery officiating.
Pallbearers will be Adam Derrick, Seth Derrick, Jay Newport, Blake Casteel, Gary Simonds and Jerry Key.
The North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Lyde Swafford, 96, a resident of Cleveland, (TN) passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, in a local health care facility.
She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church for 40 years.
She graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College and was a teacher at Prospect Elementary School for more than 35 years.
She was the daughter of the late Olin A. and Etta Sullivan Ramsey. She was also the widow of Cleetes G. Swafford, a well-known postal carrier.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Jim and Fay Swafford of Cleveland, David and Jean Swafford of Tallahassee, Fla.; one daughter, Betty Swafford of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren: Joel Swafford of Cleveland, Alva Striplin and husband, Sam, Ramsey Swafford and Hudson Swafford, all of Tallahassee; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with minister John Jones officiating.
The service will conclude with the release of a flock of white doves.
Pallbearers will include Joel Swafford, Ramsey Swafford, Hudson Swafford, Larry Brown, T.J. Pritts, and Sam Striplin.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 this evening at Fike Funeral Home.
from the Chattanooga News Free Press
N. L. “Red” Swafford, 79, a resident of Red Bank (TN) since 1957, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005 in a local hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Nancy Swafford; brother, R. G. Swafford; sister, Willebelle Womac; and grandson, Jeremy Blake Elkins.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pauline Swafford; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ronda Swafford; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Clayton Hyde; brothers, Andrew Swafford, Jr. of Chattanooga, Dorsey Swafford (Jessie) of Ringgold and Cecil Swafford (Sue) of East Ridge; sisters, Ruby Allmon of Cleveland, Josephine Carlton of Chattanooga and Rhoda Jane Eaves of Georgia; granddaughters, Tiffany Gilbert, Lacey Hyde, April Tucker (Robert) and Christy Rains (Tommy); grandsons, Jason Swafford (Amy), Adam Swafford, Alan Hearon and Thomas Smith; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John Marion Swafford, 79, of McMinnville, (TN) passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville.
He was a native of Cleveland and had lived in Murfreesboro most of his life before moving to McMinnville 20 years ago.
He attended Middle Tennessee State (teacher's college) 1947 to 1950 on a football scholarship and graduated with a bachelor of science degree. He attended George Peabody College for Teachers in 1951 and graduated with a master's of art degree.
He was a teacher and coach at Copperhill High School in Copperhill from 1951 to 1952; Central High School in Murfreesboro as a teacher and coach from 1953 to 1954; Copperhill High School as a teacher and coach in 1955; Benton (Polk County High School) as a teacher and coach from 1956 to 1957; Central High School, Murfreesboro, as a teacher and coach from 1958 to 1965; McMinnville High School as principal/superintendent 1966 to 1967; and Central High School in Murfreesboro as principal from 1967 to 1972.
He and fellow committee members designed and set up Oakland and Riverdale high schools. He was the principal at Oakland from 1972 to 1987. He was also the Tennessee state president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and he later moved up to the National President of Secondary School Principals. He was very active with Tennessee State Sports Association and was involved with the Murfreesboro Housing Commission for many years.
He was a member of First Methodist Church in McMinnville.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Port and Eliza Jane Jeffers Swafford; and sister, Bonnie Sue Swafford.
He is survived by wife, Martha Jean Phillips Swafford of McMinnville; daughters: Lisa (Terry) Haynes of Murfreesboro and Cherie (Mike) Lowery of Riverdale, Ga.; stepdaughter, Milla Kristian Gibbs; stepsons: James Thomas Sparkman and John Phillip Sparkman; grandchildren: Robert Jonathan Haynes, Kristin Nicole Haynes, David Gibbs, Jack Gibbs, Lauren Sparkman and Brooke Sparkman.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Jennings and Ayers Chapel in Murfreesboro with Leaman Flatt and Bobby Modrall officiating.
Graveside service will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in McMinnville at 12:30 p.m. with Robert Case officiating.
David Alsup, Ed Loughry, Bobby Modrall, Kenny Nolan, Dickie Thomas and Gary Johnson will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Allen, Burns Phillips, Dee Frisbee, Ray Hughes, Jack Jolly, Joe Jackson and former teachers and co-workers.
Memorials may be made to the John Swafford Memorial Fund at the Oakland High School, 2225 Patriot Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.
Visitation with the family will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Jennings and Ayers, 820 S. Church St., in Murfreesboro. For more information, call (615) 893-2422; or visit www.jenningsandayers.com.
from the Cleveland (TN) Daily Banner
Marion E. Swafford
Marion Elizabeth Swafford, 80, born June 19, 1925, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away this morning, Sept. 1, 2005, at the family residence.
She was a member of the New Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She had served in various teaching positions in Sunday school and vacation Bible school and had been recognized for more than 50 years of service in women's ministry.
She previously worked for many years at the Bradley County Courthouse in the Registrar of Deeds Office.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Swafford; and her parents, O.C. and Ruth Price Murray.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Susan Swafford of Cleveland; granddaughter and husband, Ashley and Matt Graham of Memphis; grandson, Evan Swafford of Murfreesboro; sisters: Ruby Lynn and Joyce Price, both of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at 5 p.m. at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jerry "Butch" Hullander officiating.
The family requests, memorial contributions be made to the New Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 310 New Murraytown Road, Cleveland, TN 37312.
The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Grissom Funeral Home who has charge of arrangements. Call 476-8575 for more information.
You may send online condolences to www.grissomfuneralhome.net
Cleveland (TN) Daily Banner:
George (Taft) Swafford, age 74, a resident of Cleveland,TN passed away Saturday, July 16, 2005 in a local hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Swafford was the son of the late R.M. Taft and Dora Mae Gibson Swafford.
Survivors include his daughter, Debbie Layne of Cleveland; one brother, Charles Eugene Swafford of Alexandria, LA; one sister, Pauline Kelley of Cleveland; one grandchild.
Cleveland (TN) Daily Banner:
Ronnie C. Swafford
August 22, 1960 - March 19, 2005
Ronnie C. Swafford, age 44, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2005 at his home. He was a 1979 graduate of Charleston High School and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Swafford had been employed for more than 14 years with Wal-Mart where he had served as a department manager. He was a devoted son, brother and uncle. His father, Charles "C.L." Swafford, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his mother, Bennie Mull Swafford of Cleveland; sister, Betty Swafford and husband David of Georgetown; four special nephews: Richard Swafford and wife Lisa of Cleveland, Scott Swafford and wife Cheryl of Georgetown, Davis Travis Swafford and wife Deena of Cleveland, and Jason Shane Swafford of Cleveland; three very special great-nieces: Sarah Swafford of Cleveland, Ashlee Swafford of Georgetown, and Miranda Swafford of Cleveland; and many cousins and friends.
John Thomas Clayton Swafford Age 84
died in his sleep on Christmas Day December 25, 2004. in a Maury Co, TN nursing home. He was a resident of Lawrenceburg,TN. Preceeded in death by his Father & Mother: Josiah Hurt Swafford & Lola Mai Fakes Swafford.
Survived by one son: Jody Swafford & many grandchildren. Also brothers: George Swafford, Gene Swafford, David Swafford & Tyrone Swafford. No services held. The body was cremated.
Hallie Clair Swafford Sr. 92
of Simmesport,Louisiana died Sunday Dec.15
2002. He was born April 24 1911 in Oakville,Iowa to Clair ad Barbara
Rold Swafford. Upon retireing from McWilians ad McWillians Dredgeing
Co.he made his home in Simmesport,La. He is survied by his wife Vivian
Darce Swafford of Simmesport,La.One daughter Claire Swafford Stages of
Jeanerette,La.3 son Hal C. Swafford Jr. of Franklin,La.Albert Nick Swafford
of Pasagola,MS.Brian Swafford of Simmesport,La.As well as 12
grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son
Blaine Swafford his first wife Alma Wolfe Swafford of Franklin,La.His
parents Clair and Barbara Rold Swafford. His brothers
Harvey,Fred,Arthur,Albert,Otis,George Swafford all from Oakville Iowa. His sisters Grace
Mellinger,Clara christian,Augusta Wiscimire . His Great Grandparents were
Jacob H Swafford & Henerette HuffJabob Parents were:John C.Swafford
January 28, 2001
January 28, 2001, in California after a long illness. Survived by children, Wayne and Cathy French, Martha French-Milligan, Jodye French, Sue French, David French, Bobby French, Richard French, Clifford Freels, Edward Freels; grandchildren, Ronnie Telford, Teresa Telford-McClinton, Robie Telford-Dyer, Bobbie Telford-Hanny, Charley Brew, Ann French-Wooden, Nole French, Jeff French; brothers, Noel Swafford, James Swafford. Memorial services will be held at the home of Martha Milligan, 149 New Deal Potts Road, Cottontown, TN, 615-325-6478.
Roy SWAFFORD Sr.
March 1, 2000
Wednesday, March 1, 2000. Preceded in death by wife, Mrs. Dorothy Pauline Swafford; sons, Ronnie Lee Swafford and B. Wayne Swafford. Survived by sons, Randall T. Swafford, Roy C. Swafford Jr. and Gary Leon Swafford; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Irene Cook. Remains are at Buena Vista Funeral Home, Inc., 3634 Clarksville Hwy., where services will be Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Pallbearers: Grandsons. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. BUENA VISTA FUNERAL HOME INC., Bratten & Son, Directors, 254-7511
Amanda D. SWAFFORD
March 19, 2000
March 19, 2000. Services 2 P.M. Wednesday, March 22, 2000. SPECK FUNERAL HOME, 931-823-1201.
Pearline W. SWAFFORD
April 4, 2001
April 4, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, William E. Swafford, Sr., sons, William E. Swafford, Jr. and Nathan Eugene Swafford. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Helen Wright, Mrs. Mildred Farmer, Mrs. Bessie Smeed and Mrs. Dorothy Black; sons, Sam Swafford, James Swafford, and two foster children, Curtis Reed and Dee Reed, 26 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 32 great-great-grandchildren. Remains are at Buena Vista Funeral Home, Inc., 3634 Clarksville Hwy., where services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, April 7, 2001 conducted by Rev. James Chatham. Visitation will be 10 A.M.-9 P.M. Friday, April 6, 2001. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and granddaughters. Interment Swafford Cemetery, Dickson County. Buena Vista Funeral Home Inc., Bratten and son, Directors, 615-254-7511.
Michael Scott SWAFFORD
March 5, 1947
Born March 5, 1947. Died August 16, 2001 of complications from cancer. Michael was a Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University for 14 years before starting his own company, Paragon Research International Inc. His work took him frequently to Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. He enjoyed jazz and classical music, biking and physical theory. After he designed and built his new home in a quiet hollow, he became an avid birder and stargazer. Michael is survived by his two children, Laura and Jonathon; three nieces, Anna, Michelle and Jacqueline Crosby; his mother, Mabel. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Richard "Frog" SWAFFORD
September 4, 2001
Died Tuesday, September 4, 2001. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, at BRUCETON FUNERAL HOME, (731) 586-2512.
Rex Allen SWAFFORD
February 25, 2002
Monday, February 25, 2002. Services 11 a.m., February 28, 2002. NEAL FUNERAL HOME, (931) 762-9447.
Ernest Ray SWAFFORD
April 9, 2002
April 9, 2002. Service 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2002. LIVINGSTON FUNERAL HOME, (931) 823-1271.
November 14, 2002
November 14, 2002. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2002, Whittaker Cemetery. GOFF FUNERAL HOME, (931) 839-2311.
Lillian Eudora Allen SWAFFORD
January 13, 2003
January 13, 2003. Service 11 o'clock Thursday. PETTUS-TURNBO FUNERAL HOME, 931-762-3291.
John Ruben SWAFFORD
August 14, 2003
August 14, 2003. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2003. McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, Linden, (931) 589-2141
Elena Smith SWAFFORD
November 9, 2003
November 9, 2003. Services 2 o'clock Wednesday, November 12, 2003. McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, (931) 589-2141.
John Grant, Sr. SWAFFORD
January 29, 2004
Retired engineer with South Central Bell and Nashville resident, died Thursday, January 29, 2004. He was active in the Nashville UT Alumni Association, a member of the Telephone Pioneers and a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Susie Hardee Swafford of Nashville; daughter, Carol (Harvey) Church of Columbia; son, John Grant (Jennifer) Swafford of Memphis; brother, Bill (Barbara) Swafford of Jasper; three grandchildren, Taylor Church, Emma Church and Grant Swafford. Memorials may be made to the Forest Hills Baptist Church Prayer Ministry. Service will be 12 noon Saturday at Forest Hills Baptist Church, Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville. Burial will be in Spring Hill Memorial Park in Spring Hill, TN. Visitation will be from 10 - 12 Saturday, January 31, 2004 at the Church. OAKES & NICHOLS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 931-388-4711
Joe SWAFFORD Jr.
September 2, 2004
Thursday, September 2, 2004. Survived by wife, Mrs. Frances Thomas Swafford, Greenbrier, TN; daughter, Mrs. Darlene Dickens; sons, Bruce and Wayne McNeese; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Barbara Adkins, Mrs. Tammy Perry, Mrs. Kathie Sylvester, Mrs. Peggy Ragland, Mrs. Lillian Cothran, Mrs. Vickie McKenzie and Mrs. Marie Westmoreland; brothers, Richard, Willie and Jimmy Swafford. Remains are at Buena Vista Funeral Home, Inc., 3634 Clarksville Hwy., where services will be Monday at 10 a.m. Rev. Leonard Mangrum officiating. Active Pallbearers: relatives and friends. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 9 a.m. til 9 p.m. BUENA VISTA FUNERAL HOME, INC., Bratten & Son, Directors, (615) 254-7511; Still Family Owned.
Eugenia Craft SWAFFORD
October 20, 2004
October 20, 2004. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, October 22, 2004 at Polk Memorial Gardens. OAKES & NICHOLS FUNERAL DIR., 931/388-4711.
June 5, 2004
June 5, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, James T. Burke and son, Gregory Swafford Burke. She is survived by son, Jeffrey T. Burke. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9th, 2004 West Harpeth Chapel, with Bro. Billy Hill officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 8th, 2004 from 5 - 8 p.m.. WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, (615) 352-9400.
New Castle Courier
Friday December 4, 1891
Page 8, column 4
Christian Swafford who was stricken with apoplexy one week ago last
Saturday, died last Friday evening and was buried Sunday in the
cemetery, one and a half miles north of town. He leaves five children,
sons and one daughter. He was sixty-eight years of age.
Wisehart Cemetery is right outside of New Lisbon, Indiana which is
in Henry County. Christian M. Swafford was a resident of New Lisbon at
time of his death.
Christian M. Swafford surviving
Winfield S. Swafford, Millard F. Swafford, Clayton M. Swafford,
Mary Swafford Rodman and Abraham Lincoln Swafford.
Christian Swafford's death certificate lists his father as
Christian's date of death is November 27, 1891.
William "Bill" SWAFFER
May 6, 2000
May 6, 2000, Mariner Health Care. Self employed carpenter and member of Baptist Church. Survived by daughters, Jewell (David) Swaffer Annable, Mt. Juliet, Fran Swaffer Planicka, Hermitage; brothers, Benton and Herbert Swaffer, Hickory Point, TN; sister, Mary Dies, Lebanon; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday at Partlow Funeral Chapel with Rev. Glenn Denton officiating. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers. PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 615-444-7007
Mrs. Frances Louise SWAFFER
December 5, 2001
December 5, 2001. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Atlee Swaffer. Survived by 5 sons, Charles Swaffer-Westmoreland, Kenneth Swaffer, Rex Swaffer, Glenn Swaffer, all of Hartsville and Stephen Swaffer, Gallatin; daughter, Frances Willis-Lafayette; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Mr. Ervin Presley and Mr. Joe Presley, both of Hartsville; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Edna Morgan and Mrs. Mary Sheppard, both of Nashville. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2001 at Anthony Funeral Home, Bro. Floyd Jackson and Elder Kenneth Woodall officiating. Interment Hartsville Memorial Garden. Pallbearers: Bud Clemons, Mike Kirby, James Pickens, Aaron Presley, Avery Sadler, James Sheppard and Jackie Thompson. ANTHONY FUNERAL HOME, 337 McMurry Blvd., Hartsville, TN 615-374-2280.
Pauline Johnson SWAFFER
August 2, 2003
August 2, 2003. Visitation 4 - 8 p.m. today. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday. LIGON & BOBO, 615-444-2142.
August 29, 2004
August 29, 2004. Husband of Barbara. Funeral 2 p.m., Tuesday. ALEXANDER-GOAD FUNERAL HOME, (615) 666-2189
From: The Tennessean (newspaper in Nashville)
Thomas Jefferson Swafford, who turned 104 his last birthday, July 22, died Tuesday at Bordeaux Hospital where he had been a patient for the last 15 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Pettus-Owen and Wood Funeral Home. The Rev. M. E. Smith, pastor of Bellshire Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Swafford lived at 1213 Second Ave., N., before his hospitalization. For many years he fired bricks at Bush's Brickyard in North Nashville and later worked for Pure Oil Co. before his retirement. He married the former Ella Florence McCrary. She died in 1959. He is survived by a son, William Swafford Sr. of Dickson, Tenn., three daughters, Amy Peacher, Pleasantview, Tenn., Mary Donnelly (see above obit) and Dorothy Deardroff, Nashville; 30 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren, and 12
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Mary Hazel SWAFFORD Donnelly, thursday May 24, 1984. Survived by daughters, Carol Jordan, Pleasantview, TN , Sandra French, Nashville, son William james Donnelly Jr., Fairview,TN, sisters Amy Peacher, Pleasantview,TN, Dorothy Deardorff, nashville, brother William Swafford, Charlotte,TN, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren.
Remains are at the chapel of Pesttus Owen & Wood, 4506 Charlotte Ave. where services will be conducted Saturday at 2pm Nephews & friends will serve as active Pallbearers.
Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. (Nashville,TN) Pettus Owen & Wood (615) 292-3392