ATHENS - Bonnie L. Vaughn Swafford, age 92, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.

Bonnie was a native of Athens and lifelong resident of McMinn County. She was a daughter of the late Garland and Alice McCracken Vaughn. She was preceded by her husband Arlie Swafford and sisters Willadean Vaughn Crisp and Ruby Crittenden.

Bonnie was a longtime member of Short Creek Baptist Church and retired from Dunkin Donuts in Brainerd. She along with her sister Willadean always enjoyed baking and helping others.

Bonnie is survived by

Brothers Leuty Vaughn (Pearline) of Athens, Lowell Vaughn (Betty) of Decatur, Jimmy Vaughn (Marilyn) of Cleveland, and Curtis Vaughn (Norma) of Athens;

Several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Services will be at 12:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Short Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Will Davis and Bro. Vic King officiating. Interment will follow at Short Creek Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday at Short Creek Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Short Creek Cemetery Fund.

If you cannot attend the visitation or funeral services, you can sign the online guest registry at

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Bonnie L. Vaughn Swafford.