Jean Swinford
February 2, 1940 -
January 1, 2014

Visitation

January 2, 2014
4-8 PM

Service 

January 3, 2014
2 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Jean Swinford, age 73 of Taft, will be conducted Friday at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with burial to follow in Kirkland Cemetery beside her husband William Edward Swinford who passed away in 2006. Mrs. Swinford passed away Wednesday morning in Huntsville Hospital.

A native of Athens, AL, Mrs. Swinford was the daughter of the late Edward Issac and Katie Lee Thomas Hamaker. She was a member of the Wells Hill Church of Christ and was employed at Serbin for 16 years. For many years, Mrs. Swinford hung wallpaper, did housework and baked for the needy and her community.

Survivors include three sons, Jeff Swinford of Fayetteville, Tony Swinford and wife Lereca of Taft, Scott Swinford and wife Alice of Taft, grandchildren Krystal Clark, DeWayna Shelton, Zack Swinford, Kevin Swinford, great-grandchildren Kasen Clark and Avery Mae Shelton, sister Connie Bolling and three brothers Dean, Dwight and Roger Hamaker.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening 4-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

Video Services

18 Comments

  1. Leah Plunkett

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you all!

    Reply
  2. Angie Barnes

    Jeff and Tony – so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Praying for you all during this time.

    Reply
  3. Leonard and Margaret Hammond

    We only knew Jean for a short time, but she made a great impact in our lives. She was a warm, thoughtful person whom made you feel welcome from the minute you met her. She will be missed. To her family remember the good times during these trying times. May God be with you.

    Reply
  4. Kay Horton

    So sorry for yall boys but your mom was a great person who meant a lot to me and so many more people she was a wonderful person always helping others and needed help herself but wanting to help others don’t know how she did the thinks she did heaven gained a wonderful Christian lady just ask God to bless yall and keep yall in his care IN CHRISTIAN LOVE KAY HORTON

    Reply
  5. Anita Johnson

    Jeff, I am so saddened to learn of Mrs. Jean’s passing. I have always thought the world of her. How very special to have such a hero in your life. God bless.

    Reply
  6. Hilton Sullivan

    Jeff, Scott, & Tony
    So sorry about the loss of you mother , you have our deepest sympathy
    Hilton -Christine Sullivan
    Danny Sullivan & family

    Reply
  7. hilton sullivan & family

    Jeff – & Scott – & Tony
    sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You have our deepest sympathy
    Hilton -Christine Sullivan
    Danny Sullivan & family

    Reply
  8. Clara Stewart

    She was such a special niece to me. She called me every morning and I am certainly going to miss her.
    You all are in my prayers.

    Reply
  9. Connie Arnold

    Our deepest sympathy goes to Jeff, Tony, Scott and Mardell and the entire family of Jean Swinford. A dear friend and great lady who was like kin to us. Worked with Jean for many years at Serbin. She done more for her community and friends than any one person we know. Our loss is Heaven’s gain!! We loved you, Jean RIP. Helen Clark and Connie Arenold

    Reply
  10. Bryan & Heather Douglas

    We are so sorry for your loss. We’re praying that each of you find the comfort and support you need to take you through the difficult days ahead.

    Sincere Condolences,
    Bryan, Heather & Blake

    Reply
  11. Bettye & Eulus Quick

    Just want you to know how much we thought of your mother. She was a hard working woman and generous with everyone. She will be missed

    Eulus and Bettye Quick

    Reply
  12. Joan Berry

    Mrs. Jean was loved by so many and did so much for others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
    My sympathy to Jeff, Tony and Scott and all of the family.

    Reply
  13. Michael & Patty Landers

    just heard on the radio about mrs. swinford my heart go out to the family

    Reply
  14. Ken and Jacki (Thompson) Pamplin

    Hey Jeff, Tony and Scott. These are things you already know. Your mom was such a great friend to me and so many others. Never saw a person who had such a bright sparkle in her eyes and a love for life and doing things for others. She has influenced me in so many good ways and was a valuable part of my life. Many good warm memories to cherish and the things she taught me by example. Thanks Mrs. Jean for all the wonderful things you are to so many. Our lives have been so blessed in knowing you.

    Reply
  15. Betty Lou Dunivan

    Jeff and Family, Sorry to read of the passing of your sweet Mother. She was always such a dear person to those she knew. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Reply
  16. Floyd nd Imogene

    We all loved Jean and are saddened to hear of her passing, she will be missed by all that knew her. Our prayers are with the family at this time and will be as they go through this dfficult time.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  17. Judy&Robert Strope

    Jean was a fantastic, warm, and loving lady. We will truly my as her at the Belleville monthly suppers. RIP Ms. Jean.

    Reply
  18. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Jeff, Tony, Scott and families,
    I lost a dear Christian friend in your loss of your sweet Mother.
    Our sympathy to all of you,
    J.E. and Peggy

    Reply

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18 Comments

  1. Leah Plunkett

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you all!

    Reply
  2. Angie Barnes

    Jeff and Tony – so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Praying for you all during this time.

    Reply
  3. Leonard and Margaret Hammond

    We only knew Jean for a short time, but she made a great impact in our lives. She was a warm, thoughtful person whom made you feel welcome from the minute you met her. She will be missed. To her family remember the good times during these trying times. May God be with you.

    Reply
  4. Kay Horton

    So sorry for yall boys but your mom was a great person who meant a lot to me and so many more people she was a wonderful person always helping others and needed help herself but wanting to help others don’t know how she did the thinks she did heaven gained a wonderful Christian lady just ask God to bless yall and keep yall in his care IN CHRISTIAN LOVE KAY HORTON

    Reply
  5. Anita Johnson

    Jeff, I am so saddened to learn of Mrs. Jean’s passing. I have always thought the world of her. How very special to have such a hero in your life. God bless.

    Reply
  6. Hilton Sullivan

    Jeff, Scott, & Tony
    So sorry about the loss of you mother , you have our deepest sympathy
    Hilton -Christine Sullivan
    Danny Sullivan & family

    Reply
  7. hilton sullivan & family

    Jeff – & Scott – & Tony
    sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You have our deepest sympathy
    Hilton -Christine Sullivan
    Danny Sullivan & family

    Reply
  8. Clara Stewart

    She was such a special niece to me. She called me every morning and I am certainly going to miss her.
    You all are in my prayers.

    Reply
  9. Connie Arnold

    Our deepest sympathy goes to Jeff, Tony, Scott and Mardell and the entire family of Jean Swinford. A dear friend and great lady who was like kin to us. Worked with Jean for many years at Serbin. She done more for her community and friends than any one person we know. Our loss is Heaven’s gain!! We loved you, Jean RIP. Helen Clark and Connie Arenold

    Reply
  10. Bryan & Heather Douglas

    We are so sorry for your loss. We’re praying that each of you find the comfort and support you need to take you through the difficult days ahead.

    Sincere Condolences,
    Bryan, Heather & Blake

    Reply
  11. Bettye & Eulus Quick

    Just want you to know how much we thought of your mother. She was a hard working woman and generous with everyone. She will be missed

    Eulus and Bettye Quick

    Reply
  12. Joan Berry

    Mrs. Jean was loved by so many and did so much for others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
    My sympathy to Jeff, Tony and Scott and all of the family.

    Reply
  13. Michael & Patty Landers

    just heard on the radio about mrs. swinford my heart go out to the family

    Reply
  14. Ken and Jacki (Thompson) Pamplin

    Hey Jeff, Tony and Scott. These are things you already know. Your mom was such a great friend to me and so many others. Never saw a person who had such a bright sparkle in her eyes and a love for life and doing things for others. She has influenced me in so many good ways and was a valuable part of my life. Many good warm memories to cherish and the things she taught me by example. Thanks Mrs. Jean for all the wonderful things you are to so many. Our lives have been so blessed in knowing you.

    Reply
  15. Betty Lou Dunivan

    Jeff and Family, Sorry to read of the passing of your sweet Mother. She was always such a dear person to those she knew. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Reply
  16. Floyd nd Imogene

    We all loved Jean and are saddened to hear of her passing, she will be missed by all that knew her. Our prayers are with the family at this time and will be as they go through this dfficult time.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  17. Judy&Robert Strope

    Jean was a fantastic, warm, and loving lady. We will truly my as her at the Belleville monthly suppers. RIP Ms. Jean.

    Reply
  18. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Jeff, Tony, Scott and families,
    I lost a dear Christian friend in your loss of your sweet Mother.
    Our sympathy to all of you,
    J.E. and Peggy

    Reply

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