Funeral service for Sarah Irene Hunter, age 70, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Don Hackney officiating. Burial to follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Hunter passed away on July 26, 2017 at her residence.
Mrs. Hunter was a native of Madison County, AL, and daughter of the late Eldridge and Beatrice Swinford. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Hill Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Raybon “Shorty” Hunter; sons, Charles (Allison) Hunter and Randall (Emily) Hunter; daughter, Tammy (Doug) Ogle; brother, Jackie (Carolyn) Swinford all of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren, Lee (Mary) Ogle, Logan Ogle, Lauren, Katie, Chasidy, Landon, Taylor and Kylie Hunter, Miller, Madison, and Meg Baggett; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Ogle. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hunter was preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy and Ralph Swinford.
Visitation with the family will be held Friday, July 28, 2017 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sarah Irene Hunter.
19 Comments To "Sarah Irene Hunter"
#1 Comment By Reba Seals On July 27, 2017 @ 4:12 pm
Irene was one of those beautiful souls who just made you feel good to be around her. I’m so sorry her life has been cut far too short. My prayers are with your family
#2 Comment By Kathy Sanders On July 27, 2017 @ 4:18 pm
Irene was such a beautiful person inside and out. Never saw her without that smile. Rest in peace precious cousin, know that you are loved. Prayers for the family.
#3 Comment By Billy and Cindy Langford, Frances Gibson and vera Stewart On July 27, 2017 @ 4:23 pm
A precious lady that fought the good fight and we loved her -a good neighbor and friend-praying God will comfort you all at this time
#4 Comment By Anne Flynn Beddingfield On July 27, 2017 @ 5:37 pm
I extend my deepest condolences for Irene. She was a beautiful lady, neighbor and friend to me and my family. I am praying for the sweet family during this difficult time. May she forever rest in peace.
#5 Comment By Amy Slone On July 27, 2017 @ 6:01 pm
So sorry to this wonderful family! My prayers for peace and comfort are being sent up for all of you.
#6 Comment By Robin Shelton On July 27, 2017 @ 6:50 pm
Oh how I will miss seeing Irene out and about. There was a time when she and Shorty visited us almost every Sunday. She was one of the kindest women I’ve ever known. My heart hurts for the family but no more than it hurt for the pain and suffering such a wonderful lady had to endure. Rest In Peace sweet Irene.
#7 Comment By Tommy and Jane Graham On July 27, 2017 @ 8:54 pm
We are currently in Florida, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Ms. Irene was a gracious lady and demonstrated her unwavering faith. May you feel God’s presence and love in the days ahead.
#8 Comment By Rhonda Wilbanks On July 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Ms Irene was always such a kind and peaceful sprit, I will miss our talks. R.I.P
#9 Comment By Larry and Lisa Posey On July 27, 2017 @ 10:29 pm
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
#10 Comment By Carol and George Cooper,. Sebring. FL. On July 27, 2017 @ 10:53 pm
Deepest sympathy and Condolences.
#11 Comment By Gary and Brenda Badenhop On July 27, 2017 @ 11:08 pm
Raybon and family,
We send our deepest sympathy to you all. Irene was a sweet lady, and I know she was a wonderful wife and mother. Please find comfort in your good memories. God Bless You.
#12 Comment By Jack & June Towry On July 28, 2017 @ 2:20 am
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you.
Our cousin can now rest in peace.
#13 Comment By Sandy and Greg Slinkard On July 28, 2017 @ 2:34 am
I am so sorry your wife/mother of your children has been called by GOD to help HIM in HIS home. I rejoice she is with GOD and morn her having to leave her earthly family.
#14 Comment By Michelle Tucker Howard On July 28, 2017 @ 3:22 am
I remember Ms Irene my whole life, as she was wherever Tammy and Charles were….Charles was my classmate and I remember her rooting him on at all his ballgames. I am soo sorry for your loss.
#15 Comment By Linda M Edmiston On July 28, 2017 @ 12:42 pm
Tammy, Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
#16 Comment By Foster and Nancy Winkler On July 28, 2017 @ 2:41 pm
Irene always had such a sweet, gentle spirit. She fought a good fight through the long journey of illness. Your support as a Family gives the witness of the love you shared! May God comfort you during this time of grieving! Love and Prayers ,
#17 Comment By STEPHANIE SHARP On July 28, 2017 @ 3:01 pm
Shorty, Tammy and Family,
I was so devastated to hear of Mrs. Hunter’s passing. From reading other tributes it seems she may have been sick for a while. Living in GA I don’t always hear of these things. She was a wonderful lady as you all already know. I still tell everyone about her T-cakes she would bring me on Christmas Eve at the bank, they were the BEST! The world has lost a truly amazing lady! Please know you are all in my prayers!
#18 Comment By Brenda Gibson On July 29, 2017 @ 2:34 am
Irene was a kind and beautiful person who served as a shining example to all around her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her wonderful family.
#19 Comment By Landon On October 27, 2022 @ 11:08 am
You were the best Granma