She was of the Baptist faith. She was retired from Cooke Manufacturing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman Newman and Bessie Mullins Newman; two sons: Walter Swafford and Charles Swafford; and four daughters: Linda Cotte, Teresa Herron, Darlene Swafford and Charlene Swafford.
Survivors include her children: Brenda Prater and husband, Ronnie, Billy Swafford, Bobby Swafford and wife, Carolyn, all of Cleveland, Crystal Swafford of Mount Airy, Ga., and Steven Swafford of Soddy-Daisy; two stepdaughters: Faye Boyd and Lynda Swafford McEwan; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandad, one brother, Robert Newman of Meigs County.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Gilbert officiating.
Interment will follow in Sewee Cemetery in Niota.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Swafford family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.