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Ralph Edward “Sleepy” Swinford

April 30, 1953 - January 6, 2008
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Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Edward “Sleepy” Swinford, age 54 of Kelso will be conducted at 1:00PM Wednesday at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Gatlin Cemetery. Mr. Swinford, a native of Lincoln County, died Sunday at Lincoln Medical Center. Mr. Swinford was a brick mason and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Sharp and husband Mark of Decatur, AL, Tiffany Hastings and husband Chad of Tullahoma, two grandchildren Ryan Swinford and Julie Hastings, friend Linda Young of Kelso, two brothers Jimmy Swinford and wife Rose of Columbia, South Carolina and Jackie Swinford and wife Carolyn of the Bellview Community, one sister Irene Hunter and husband Raybon of the Bellview Community and several nieces, nephew and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Shelby Joyce Swinford and parents Eldridge and Beatrice Kimbrough Swinford. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home

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