Mary Margaret Swafford, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away at the Life Care Center of Red Bank on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Mary beloved mother, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked for Red Bank Middle School in the cafeteria until she retired. She was of the Baptist faith. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruby Jewell; son, Allen Swafford. Mary is survived by her husband, Bill Swafford; children, Tammy (Alvin) Cooper, Diane (Gary) Mahaffey, Melissa (James) Richey, Rev. Bobby (Sheri) Swafford and Gary Swafford; sisters, Emma Freeman, Shirley Skiles, Peggy Beard; brother, Stanley Cronon; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-children. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today, January 15, and from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayland Stewart officiating. Interment to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.