The funeral service will be held at Mount Olivet Funeral Home Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 2 p.m. A native of Mc Minn County, and a longtime resident of Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late Pearl R. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Gladys Davis, Elsie Palmer, Choley Townsend and Gertrude Swafford; and one brother, Fred Swafford.
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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.
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. Monday at the Cave Mountain Church with Larry Johnson officiating.
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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. Swafford was a fifty year member of the Cleveland Masonic Lodge #134 F&AM and Chattanooga Scottish Rite. Monday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Reverend Debbie Stokes officiating.
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.
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.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Josiah Hurt Swafford and Lola Mai Fakes Swafford; and two brothers and three sisters. Swafford was a Deacon of La Vergne First Baptist Church.