Carlos Swafford

Hamilton County

Carlos C. Swafford, 87, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.He was a retired minister and pastored various churches in the area for over 60 years. He was also a retired machinist from Johnson Control, and he was a US Army veteran of WWII.He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Swafford; and sisters, Johnnie Martin and Lecile Thurman.He is survived by his daughter, Marie (Andrew) Simons of Rome, Ga.; brother, Wendell (Mary Lou) Swafford, of Chattanooga; sisters, Edna Thurman, Glines Thurman, Billie Roberts, Mildred Griffith, Wilma Griffith, all of Chattanooga; two grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Doug Simons, Brother Leonard Cameron and Brother Mike Holland officiating.Interment will follow the service at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.Family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today.Condolences and memories may be shared at are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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