Kenneth Swinford
June 27, 1929 -
August 10, 2013

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Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Swinford, age 84 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Don Russell, Roy Butler and Randy Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow in Gatlin Cemetery. Mr. Swinford passed away Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Swinford was a native of Madison County, AL, the son of the late Roy Weaver and Lela Olene Prince Swinford. He was a machinist and retired military. He served in the Army, Air Force and National Guard and was an ordained deacon at Parks City Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife Mevis Jobe Swinford of Fayetteville, daughters Marsha Bradford and husband Randy, Donna Otinger and husband Larry, Cyndi Garrison and husband Alan all of Fayetteville, grandchildren Ken Bradford and wife Erica of Fayetteville, Jeremy Bradford and wife Jennifer of Fayetteville, Jarrod Bradford and wife Mandy of Madison, AL, Luke Allen and wife Crystal of Las Vegas, NV (Nellis AFB), Brent Otinger of Fayetteville, Chad Otinger and wife April of Fayetteville , Valerie Garrison of Alton, IL, 14 great grandchildren, sister Karen Swinford Gardner of Faytteville, nieces Kim Gardner, Brianna Jones and husband Josh, nephew Charlie Gardner, great nephew Trey Hicks.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday evening from 5 until 8 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parks City Baptist Church Building Fund.

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24 Comments

  1. Mevis Swinford

    Tomorrow August 10, will be five months since the Lord took Kenneth home to glory. I ;and all THE Family miss him so very much.
    There is comfort in knowing we will join him one day, Thank every one for your kind words.

    Reply
  2. CALVIN AND DEBBIE PERKINS

    To the family,

    We truly loved Kenneth. He was a true American hero! From his love of country, his military service, his hard work ethic to his love of church and family.

    So many good times we had at church! His friendly smile and love of life was always an encouragement to us all!

    We love your entire family and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Calvin, Debbie, and Sarah Perkins and
    Rachel and Alex Reiger

    Reply
  3. Dennis and Pam Welch

    Mevis and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. I am out of town this week and I am sure Dennis is unaware of the situation. Please accept our condolences and prayers as they will be coming your way. One day there will be a GREAT REUNION, and we all have that to look forward to you. Revelation 21:4. Love to all of you.

    Reply
  4. mildred mcnatt

    So sorry to read the passing of Mr. Swinford….He will be greatly missed by family and friends…….I pray for comfort for the family in the days ahead..
    Mildred

    Reply
  5. Diane Norman Owens

    Karen, I am so sorry to hear of the Loss of Kenneth. I have’nt seen him since we were kids and neighbors.He was such a nice Young Man. You and the Family have Our Deepest Sympathy and if we can do anything please give us a call. God Bless
    Sincerly Diane

    Reply
  6. Cortney Hoffman

    Mrs. Mevis, Marsha, Donna, Cyndi and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace during this difficult time in knowing that Mr. Kenneth was a child of God and this is not the end, but only the beginning as you will see him again one day. Remember to lean on Jesus as He gives us hope. He will hold you in His arms during this time and always.

    Please know that we are praying for you and that we love each and everyone of you.

    Charles and Judy Hammons
    Mark and Cortney Hoffman

    Reply
  7. Fayetteville Lincoln County 911

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. Gail Franklin Hill

    Mevis and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Kenneth…May God give you peace and comfort .

    Reply
  9. Robin Shelton

    Please allow your precious memories to carry you through these next few days and in the months ahead. Know that we are thinking of you with sorrow and are just around the corner if we can help.

    Reply
  10. tina stem

    So Sorry for your loss Mr. Swinford was a very sweet man. I’m glad i had the pleasure to meet him. Our prayers are with you Mrs. Swinford and your family!

    Reply
  11. Denise Isbell

    Karen, am so sorry to hear about Mr. Kenneth, he was a good man and never hurt anyone. If we can do anything for you or the family please don’t hesitate to call. Take care of yourself.

    Reply
  12. Debbie Motes

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I think so much of you Karen and your whole family. Your heart is pure gold and I know your brother’s was too. I pray for the comfort that only God can give your family now and that your brother will enter into the open and loving arms of our Lord to live forever with him in heaven. If there is anything I can do, please let me do it.

    Reply
  13. Peggy & Virgil Bevels

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all the family. Mere words are so inadequate at a time such as this. May God help ease your pain with beautiful and loving memories during this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Peggy and Virgil Bevels

    Reply
  14. Dora Barnes

    To all the of Mr. Kenneth’s Family-
    Mr. Kenneth was a dear sweet man. He was always a joy to talk to. I know your hearts are broken. Your family will be in my prayers. God Bless you all.
    Dora Barnes

    Reply
  15. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    To the Swinford family , our sincere symapthy to all of you over the loss of your dear loved one. Kenneth was a fine person, we had the privilege of knowing him and working with him for several years. He will be sadly missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    May God Bless You!!
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  16. carolynpendergrass Mcneese

    KAREN KIM AND THE SWINFORD FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

    Reply
  17. Gale and Jonelle Prince

    Mevis and family,
    So sorry to get the sad news of Kenneth’s death. He was such a fine and friendly person and the few times that we had been with him, we felt like we had known him all our lives. So sorry that we did not get to know him sooner but that is life.

    We are so sorry that we will be unable to attend his funeral but hope to come down in the fall and maybe we can all meet at Mildred’s as that was such a nice memory.

    Love to you and all the family,

    Gale and Jonelle Prince

    Reply
  18. Lois Chaplin

    Mevis, You and the family have my sympathy. I will
    miss my friend but you know he is at peace now.
    The road you are headed down is a bumpy travel
    but know friends and loved ones are here for you. I love you Lois

    Reply
  19. Doug gulock

    Sorry for your loss!!

    Reply
  20. jo ann terry

    I met Kenneth Swinford about 30 years ago.. His daughter Donna is my best friend. Mr Ken was one of the sweetest & kindest men that I have ever met.. My heart goes out to my sweet friend Donna & all her family.. May God wrap his loving arms around them all & give them peace & comfort them as they grieve their loss..

    Sincerely,
    Jo Ann Terry

    Reply
  21. Katie Womack

    To Mrs. Swinford & family:

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know you will truly miss him so much. Henry was in the National Guard with him.

    May God put His loving arms around you all during this very difficult time. There will always be a hole in your heart for him, but God and time will make it a little easier as time goes by. Just remember all the good times you had. Also, it helps if you stay around your loved ones and friends. They will help you through this.

    May God bless each one of you.

    Sincerely,
    Katie Womack

    Reply
  22. Susan Arrick

    Dear Mevis and Family,
    You have our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Reply
  23. Tippy

    My Sympathy and may God bless your family.

    Reply
  24. Freda Kinser Blair

    Dear Swinford Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our prayers and love are with you. So many happy memories.

    Love,
    Freda and family

    Reply

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24 Comments

  1. Mevis Swinford

    Tomorrow August 10, will be five months since the Lord took Kenneth home to glory. I ;and all THE Family miss him so very much.
    There is comfort in knowing we will join him one day, Thank every one for your kind words.

    Reply
  2. CALVIN AND DEBBIE PERKINS

    To the family,

    We truly loved Kenneth. He was a true American hero! From his love of country, his military service, his hard work ethic to his love of church and family.

    So many good times we had at church! His friendly smile and love of life was always an encouragement to us all!

    We love your entire family and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Calvin, Debbie, and Sarah Perkins and
    Rachel and Alex Reiger

    Reply
  3. Dennis and Pam Welch

    Mevis and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. I am out of town this week and I am sure Dennis is unaware of the situation. Please accept our condolences and prayers as they will be coming your way. One day there will be a GREAT REUNION, and we all have that to look forward to you. Revelation 21:4. Love to all of you.

    Reply
  4. mildred mcnatt

    So sorry to read the passing of Mr. Swinford….He will be greatly missed by family and friends…….I pray for comfort for the family in the days ahead..
    Mildred

    Reply
  5. Diane Norman Owens

    Karen, I am so sorry to hear of the Loss of Kenneth. I have’nt seen him since we were kids and neighbors.He was such a nice Young Man. You and the Family have Our Deepest Sympathy and if we can do anything please give us a call. God Bless
    Sincerly Diane

    Reply
  6. Cortney Hoffman

    Mrs. Mevis, Marsha, Donna, Cyndi and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace during this difficult time in knowing that Mr. Kenneth was a child of God and this is not the end, but only the beginning as you will see him again one day. Remember to lean on Jesus as He gives us hope. He will hold you in His arms during this time and always.

    Please know that we are praying for you and that we love each and everyone of you.

    Charles and Judy Hammons
    Mark and Cortney Hoffman

    Reply
  7. Fayetteville Lincoln County 911

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  8. Gail Franklin Hill

    Mevis and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Kenneth…May God give you peace and comfort .

    Reply
  9. Robin Shelton

    Please allow your precious memories to carry you through these next few days and in the months ahead. Know that we are thinking of you with sorrow and are just around the corner if we can help.

    Reply
  10. tina stem

    So Sorry for your loss Mr. Swinford was a very sweet man. I’m glad i had the pleasure to meet him. Our prayers are with you Mrs. Swinford and your family!

    Reply
  11. Denise Isbell

    Karen, am so sorry to hear about Mr. Kenneth, he was a good man and never hurt anyone. If we can do anything for you or the family please don’t hesitate to call. Take care of yourself.

    Reply
  12. Debbie Motes

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I think so much of you Karen and your whole family. Your heart is pure gold and I know your brother’s was too. I pray for the comfort that only God can give your family now and that your brother will enter into the open and loving arms of our Lord to live forever with him in heaven. If there is anything I can do, please let me do it.

    Reply
  13. Peggy & Virgil Bevels

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all the family. Mere words are so inadequate at a time such as this. May God help ease your pain with beautiful and loving memories during this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Peggy and Virgil Bevels

    Reply
  14. Dora Barnes

    To all the of Mr. Kenneth’s Family-
    Mr. Kenneth was a dear sweet man. He was always a joy to talk to. I know your hearts are broken. Your family will be in my prayers. God Bless you all.
    Dora Barnes

    Reply
  15. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    To the Swinford family , our sincere symapthy to all of you over the loss of your dear loved one. Kenneth was a fine person, we had the privilege of knowing him and working with him for several years. He will be sadly missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    May God Bless You!!
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  16. carolynpendergrass Mcneese

    KAREN KIM AND THE SWINFORD FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

    Reply
  17. Gale and Jonelle Prince

    Mevis and family,
    So sorry to get the sad news of Kenneth’s death. He was such a fine and friendly person and the few times that we had been with him, we felt like we had known him all our lives. So sorry that we did not get to know him sooner but that is life.

    We are so sorry that we will be unable to attend his funeral but hope to come down in the fall and maybe we can all meet at Mildred’s as that was such a nice memory.

    Love to you and all the family,

    Gale and Jonelle Prince

    Reply
  18. Lois Chaplin

    Mevis, You and the family have my sympathy. I will
    miss my friend but you know he is at peace now.
    The road you are headed down is a bumpy travel
    but know friends and loved ones are here for you. I love you Lois

    Reply
  19. Doug gulock

    Sorry for your loss!!

    Reply
  20. jo ann terry

    I met Kenneth Swinford about 30 years ago.. His daughter Donna is my best friend. Mr Ken was one of the sweetest & kindest men that I have ever met.. My heart goes out to my sweet friend Donna & all her family.. May God wrap his loving arms around them all & give them peace & comfort them as they grieve their loss..

    Sincerely,
    Jo Ann Terry

    Reply
  21. Katie Womack

    To Mrs. Swinford & family:

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know you will truly miss him so much. Henry was in the National Guard with him.

    May God put His loving arms around you all during this very difficult time. There will always be a hole in your heart for him, but God and time will make it a little easier as time goes by. Just remember all the good times you had. Also, it helps if you stay around your loved ones and friends. They will help you through this.

    May God bless each one of you.

    Sincerely,
    Katie Womack

    Reply
  22. Susan Arrick

    Dear Mevis and Family,
    You have our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Reply
  23. Tippy

    My Sympathy and may God bless your family.

    Reply
  24. Freda Kinser Blair

    Dear Swinford Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our prayers and love are with you. So many happy memories.

    Love,
    Freda and family

    Reply

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