James Arnold Swafford, 80, of Athens, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
He was a member of Bethel Springs Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jessie (Morrow) Swafford; son, James “Jimmy” Edward Swafford; one brother and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jessie Swafford; son, Jeff and his wife, Cindy Swafford, of Cleveland; daughters and their husbands: Joyce and Robin Gober of Athens and Judy and Rodney Kelley of Hereford, Ariz.; grandchildren: Katie Swafford, Stephanie Baker, Melisa Harrison, Caleb Kelly, Amanda Swafford and Corey Winder; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Bethel Springs Baptist Church, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, with the Rev. Gene Guffy officiating.
Go to www.bowersfh.com and sign the guest book to offer your condolences.
Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home Inc., Decatur Chapel.