Elsie Swafford Sharp, 70, Hixson, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, at her home with her loving family by her side.Mrs. Sharp was a member of New Union Baptist Church and retired from Laz-Boy where she was a Nurse. She was an active member of D.A.R. She loved spending her free time with her grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her father, Elbert P. Swafford and mother, Fannie Neal Swafford.Survivors include her husband, Joseph L. Sharp; son, Bobby (Angie) Sharp; daughter, Melinda Temple; grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew Ager, Leann Hayes, Kristen Sharp and Kiowa Temple; brothers, Walter P. (Sandy) Swafford, John T. (Mickey) Swafford; sisters, Margaret (Ed) Warren, Nance Swafford and Wilma Hall.A funeral service to commemorate her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Brother Danny Ruehling officiating.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from noon until the time of the service, at the funeral home.Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial gifts be made to The Daughters of the American Revolution, Chickamauga Chapter, 171 Woodcliff Circle, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.hamiltonfuneralotions.com.Arrangements by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.