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Monday July 29th, 2019
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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Monday July 29th, 2019

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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Tuesday July 30th, 2019

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Iona Roussell Swafford

IONA ROUSSELL SWAFFORD, age 76 of Calhoun, Tenn. passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at Tennova of Cleveland. She was a native of  Bogalusa, La., resident of McMinn County, Tenn. most of her life and was a daughter of the late Lawrence (Bun) and Hilda Roussell, and preceded in death by Brother: Lawrence Roussell Jr., and Nephew Donnie Guthrie. Member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was very active in the community with fund raisers, etc. She loved her family, making quilts and hair bows. 
Survivors: Husband: of 58 years: Don Swafford of Calhoun, Tenn., Two  Daughters: Christy Swafford of Calhoun, Tenn., Lana McKinney and partner: Blake Bivens, of Calhoun, Tenn.  Two Sons and daughter-in-law: Joe and Kristi Swafford of Calhoun, Tenn. David Swafford of Calhoun, Tenn.  Three Grandsons: Scott Swafford, Brian Swafford, Landon McKinney, Granddaughter: Kaitlyn McKinney. Sister and Brother-in-law: Mary and Don Guthrie of Calhoun, Tenn., several nieces,  nephews, and great nieces and nephews.. 
Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Deacon Zach Griffith officiating. Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Calhoun Cemetery with Father John Orr officiating. The family will recieve friends from 4-7 Monday in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, P. O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38101,  Condolences may be sent to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Iona-Swafford. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Iona Swafford

Stefanie German Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Iona Swafford

Tammy Wade Bonine Jul 30 2019 12:00 AM

Christy I am so sorry for the absence of your mother. But I hope it is comforting to know that she isn't lost to you or your family. We are only on this earth for a short time then we get the privilege to return to our father on heaven. She is watching over you now.

Tammi Russell Jul 30 2019 12:00 AM

Praying for you and your family during this time.

Carla L Liner Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sorry I couldn't make it. Blessings to each of you

Linda Flowers Sitzlar Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

Don, may the Peace of Christ be with you and all family members.

Ron Creasman Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was sent on July 28, 2019

Lana, We are so sorry for your loss. Every memory I have of her & time spent at your house when we were younger always brings a smile to my face. Sending love & hugs & prayers to you & your family. Lacey & Chris Lee

Expression of Sympathy Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent on July 28, 2019

Lana, We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you & your family. Helen & Gene Dunn

Expression of Sympathy Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

So sad for your loss. Iona was a good person and great neighbor to my mother Marie Whitaker when they were across the street neighbors.

Jerry Whitaker Shackelford Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

A very sweet and kind lady. I promise to watch over David for you. R.I.P

Teresa Wade Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

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