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Swafford -Tuesday morning August 1, 1961, at a local infirmary. George Swafford, age 81, survived by wife Mrs. Susie Northcutt Swafford. Three daughters, Mrs. Florence Houchin, Mrs. Nancy Norris, and Mrs. Irene Cook, all of Nashville. Five sons, Charlie Swafford, Joe Swafford, Roy Swafford and Houston Swafford all of Nashville and Edward Swafford , Franklin, Tenn. Remains were at his home, NO. Dickson St. where funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock by Rev. Edward Minor. Active pallbearers: Floyd Frey, Edward Myers, Benny Houchins, Joe Swafford, Floyd Nanney, and Robert McKnight. Interment Denson Cemetery. Ridge Top, Tenn. Phillips Robinson Co. Directors.

The Nashville Tennessean
Thomas Jefferson Swafford, who turned 104 his last birthday, July 22, died Tuesday at Bordeaux Hospital where he had been a patient for the last 15 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Pettus-Owen and Wood Funeral Home. The Rev. M. E. Smith, pastor of Bellshire Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Swafford lived at 1213 Second Ave., N., before his hospitalization. For many years he fired bricks at Bush's Brickyard in North Nashville and later worked for Pure Oil Co. before his retirement. He married the former Ella Florence McCrary. She died in 1959. He is survived by a son, William Swafford Sr. of Dickson, Tenn., three daughters, Amy Peacher, Pleasantview, Tenn., Mary Donnelly and Dorothy Deardroff, Nashville; 30 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren, and 12
great-great-grandchildren.

John L. Swafford - His full name is Robert Ervin Henry Samuel John L. Sullivan Swafford, but it is believed he used Robert L. Swafford most of the time. On his funeral home record, it was John L. Swafford, age 84 years, of 4031 Marydale Dr., Nashville, died Friday evening Aug. 13, 1976 at a local hospital. He was a Stone Setter by occupation. Survived by wife, Mrs. Fannie Mai Swafford, Nashville; daughter, Mrs. Geneva French, Middleton, CA.; sons, Noel Swafford, Nashville, James H. Swafford, Vallejo, CA.,; brother, Thomas Swafford, Nashville. He had 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Remains are at the Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, where services will be conducted Monday afternoon Aug. 16, at 2 o'clock by Rev. Alfred R. Organ. Friends will serve as Pallbearers. Interment Beech Cemetery. Cole & Garrett Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fannie Swafford - homemaker, 82. Services for Mrs. Fannie Mae Bolton Swafford, 82, were to be held today at Cole & Garrett funeral home in Goodlettsville. Burial was to be in Beech Cemetery in the Shackle Island community in Sumner County. Mrs. Swafford died Tuesday in Nashville Memorial Hospital in Madison after a long illness. The Rev. Al Organ was to officiate at the funeral. Mrs. Swafford was a native of Davidson County and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bolton. She was married to John L. Swafford, who died in 1976. She was a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, W. N. Swafford of Nashville and James H. Swafford of California; a daughter, Geneva French of California; a stepbrother, Alonzo Bolton of Old Hickory; a sister, Almeda French of Nashville; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Amanda Jane Swofford Dunn - Saturday morning at 11:40 o'clock, Jan. 17, 1953, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. A. Hall, 134 Foster St., Mrs. Arminda Dunn, age 85 years. Survived by daughter, Mrs. N. A. Hall; sons, G. K. Lane, Goodlettsville, Charlie A. Lane, Columbus, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Julia Ann Gilbert, Louisville, Ky.; brothers, Robert and Asberry Swafford, Nashville, Andrew Swafford, Little Rock, Ark. Remains are at the home of daughter as above. Funeral services Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at White Hill Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Carl Walker. Pallbearers (illegible) Interment Dorris Cemetery, Sumner County. Cole & Garrett Funeral Home.

Florence Swafford Houchin Shelley-Age 74, February 26, 1986. Mother of one son, Benny T. Houchin; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Fry, Mrs. Helen Nannie, and Mrs. Georgia Link; one brother, Roy Swafford; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Norris and Mrs. Irene Cook; eighteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Shelley is in the Rosewood Room at Forest Lawn where friends may visit Thursday 3-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Forest Lawn Chapel, Friday Feb. 28, 1986 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Collier officiating. Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Inc.

Joe Swafford Sr. - Age 69, December 19, 1985. Survived by Daughters, Mrs. Linda Barris, Mrs. Katie Sylvester, Mrs. Tammy Perry, Mrs. Vickie McKenzie, Miss Marie Swafford, Nashville, Mrs. Peggy Ragland, White House, Mrs. Barbara Akins, Ashland City, Mrs. Lillian Cauthern, White Bluff; sons, Joe Swafford, Jr., Nashville, Jimmy Lee Swafford, Lafayette, Tn., Willie Dean Swafford, Gallatin, Richard P. Swafford, Nashville; thirty-six grandchildren; nine great-grandchild; sisters, Mrs. Florence Houchin, Mrs. Nancy Norris, Mrs. Irene Cook, Nashville; brother, Roy Swafford, Nashville. Remains are at the Buena Vista Funeral Home, Inc., 3634 Clarksville Highway, where services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Active Pallbearers will be Grandsons. Interment Wards Chapel Cemetery, Fairview, Tn. Buena Vista Funeral
Home Inc.

Houston Swafford - Age 49 years, of 109 Cranwill Drive, Hendersonville, Wednesday morning Oct. 24, 1973 at Sumner County Memorial Hospital. Survived by wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bush Swafford,; daughters, Mrs. Joe R. Brown and Miss Regina Marie Swafford,; Brothers, Joe Swafford, Roy Swafford, and Ed Swafford,; sisters, Mrs. Florence Houchins, Mrs.
Nancy Norris, and Mrs. Paul Irene Cook, all of Nashville,; three grandchildren. Remains are at the Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, where services will be conducted Friday afternoon Oct. 26 at 2 o'clock by Rev. Courtney Wilson.

Mammie Frances Swafford - Age 72 years, January 9, 1989. Survived by sons, Robert Eugene Swafford of Nashville, David Roy Swafford of Madison, Allen Swafford, William Swafford, both of Goodlettsville; Daughters, Joan Lovvorn of Goodlettsville, Kathleen Swafford of Nashville; Thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Remains are at Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville, where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30. Pallbearers: Grandsons. Interment Forest
Lawn. Cole & Garrett, Goodlettsville.

Lelia Matilda (Lane) Jarrett - Sunday at 11:45 o'clock, March 8, 1943, at her home, Moorman's Arm Road, Mrs. Lelia Matilda (Lane) Jarrett age 54 years. Survived by husband Riley Jarrett; sons, Wesley, Burton, Richard, George Robert Jarrett; daughters, Mrs. Mamie Moore, Mrs. Mary Jane Rogers; mother, Mrs. Amanda Dunn; brothers, G. K. and C. A. Lane; sister, Mrs. Minera Caldwell. Remains at White Hill (Sumner County) Funeral services from the White Hill Community Church Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock conducted by Rev. W. H. Burkitt. Interment Family Cemetery. Cole & Garrett Funeral Directors.

George Kittrell Lane - Age 79 years, of Louisville Highway, Goodlettsville, Thursday evening April 8, 1971 at Madison Hospital. Survived by son, John Wesley Lane, Goodlettsville,; sister, Mrs. Minerva Hall, Goodlettsville; brother, Charles A. Lane, Goodlettsville,; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Remains are at the Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, where services will be conducted Sunday afternoon April 11 at 2 o'clock by Rev. C. M. Baggett. Honorary Pallbearers, Elvis Webb, Henry H. Jarrett, Wallace Hornal, E. B. Denson, J. G. Upchurch, W. H. Overstreet, Wayne Taylor and Terry Lawrence. Active Pallbearers, Cecil Shelton, J. P. Mullins, T. W. Hardison, Ira Moore, Jesse Billingsley and H. O. Davis. Interment Dorris Cemetery. Cole & Garrett Funeral Directors, Goodlettsville.

Joseph Richard Gilbert - Monday morning March 30, 1942 at 5:30 o'clock at a local infirmary. Joseph Richard Gilbert, age 65. Survived by wife, Mrs. Julia Swafford Gilbert.; daughters, Mrs. Mattie Owens, Mrs. Katie Wilson,; sons, Charlie and Willie Gilbert; brothers, Harris, John, George and Bob Gilbert,; sister, Mrs. Kattie Davis. Remains are at the Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, where will be conveyed Tuesday morning March 31 at 9:30 o'clock to Cedar Grove
Cemetery, Lebanon, where Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o'clock.

Robert Lee Gilbert - Tuesday, June 27, 1961 at a local infirmary, Robert Lee Gilbert age 40 years. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Romines Gilbert, Madison,; children, Joyce, Rita Faye, Donald, David and Ricky Gilbert, all of Madison; Mother, Mrs. Eve Gilbert Clark, Nashville; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Remour, Madison, Mrs. Alex Edward, Fairview, Mrs. David Gregory, Bowling Green, Ky.; brothers, Joe Gilbert, Mt. Juliet, and Russell Gilbert, Nashville. Remains are at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Friday morning, June 30, at 10 o'clock by Clifford S. Owens. Pallbearers: Hillary Lane, Jeff Steele, Clifton Carter, Thomas Jarrett, James Smiley, James Hannah. Interment National Cemetery, Cole & Garrett Funeral Directors.

Sidney McKnight - Friday afternoon October 7, 1960 at the home of his daughter, 121 Neely's Bend Road, Madison. Sidney McKnight age 88 years. Survived by wife Lillie McKnight, Nashville. Daughters, Mrs. Thomas E. James, Mt. Juliet, Mrs. G. W. Hill, Madison, sons; R. B. McKnight, Madison, Arthur McKnight, Goodlettsville, and James McKnight, Nashville. Five grandchildren. The remains are at the Madison Funeral Home, 219 Old Hickory Blvd., where services will be held Monday afternoon at 2p.m. by Ira North. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery, Madison Funeral Directors.

David Stevenson McKnight Sr. - Retired Gallatin contractor, died yesterday morning at his home after a long illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Harris-Donoho Funeral Home, with Rev. Shugart Martin officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park. Mr. McKnight was a native of Wilson County, Tn. He was a son of James McKnight and Fannie Swofford McKnight. He is survived by his widow Lucinda Presley McKnight, a daughter, Mrs. Ola Taylor, Nashville; five sons, Roger W. McKnight, Lebanon, David S. McKnight Jr., Chattanooga, Tn., James and Homer McKnight both of Gallatin. Three sisters; Mrs. Manda Thompson, Mrs. Mary Horton, Mrs. Martha Campbell all of Nashville. Two brothers; Sidney and Eddie McKnight also of Nashville and 19 Grandchildren.

Dave S. McKnight Jr. - Age 62, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 1985 at North Park Hospital, Hixson, Tn. Survived by wife, Mrs. Maxine P. McKnight; sons, Dave S. (Steve) McKnight III, Richard Mike McKnight; four daughters, Carol Hawkins, Signal Mountain, Donna Schofield, Gallatin, Cheryl Valentine, Hison; twelve grandchildren; brothers, Roger W. McKnight, Gallatin, James W. McKnight, Gallatin, Henry R. McKnight, Gallatin; proceeded in death by sister, Ola M. Taylor and brother Homer F. McKnight, also parents, Dave S. McKnight Sr., Lucinda McKnight, Gallatin, Tn.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. McKnight was associated with McKnight Painting Co., Gallatin and associated with Dupont Nylon Plant, Chattanooga for 32 1/2 yrs. He served in the armed forces for 6 1/2 years with the 4th Infantry Army Division as Tech Sgt. and was wounded in the invasion of Normandy in France in 1944 which he received several medals. Remains are at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Branch, where services will be conducted Thursday, September 26, 1985 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jim Elkins and Rev. Charles Bearden officiating. Interment Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Grandsons and Sons-in-laws. Honorary Pallbearers: Paint Shop Dupont Nylon Co., Chattanooga, Tn. Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Eddie McKnight - Services for Eddie McKnight ,81, of 1624 Ninth Avenue N., retired construction worker, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Buena Vista Funeral Home. The Rev. L. A. DeVault, pastor of Russell Street Holiness Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mr. McKnight died Tuesday at his residence after an extended illness. He was a native of Wilson Co., Tn. In 1918 he married the former Miss Mary Prater, who survives. Mr. McKnight was a member of the Holiness Faith. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary M. Bentley, Mrs. Myrtle Barnes, both of Nashville; and Mrs. Annie Cordell, Kerns, Utah; four sons, Robert E. McKnight, James R. McKnight, Eugene McKnight and Darvel McKnight, all of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Horton and Mrs. Minda Thompson, both of Nashville; 21 Grandchildren; and 14 Great-grandchildren.

Mary Elizabeth Horton Ferguson  - Services for Mary Elizabeth Horton Ferguson 97, were held Sunday, l:30 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home. Burial was at Crestview Memorial Park. Mrs. Ferguson died May 23 at Sumner Memorial Hospital. Born April 8, 1889, she was a native of Wilson County but resided in Gallatin. She was the daughter of the late James McKnight and the late Fannie Swafford McKnight. Mrs. Ferguson was the wife of the late Jesse Horton and the late Will Ferguson, and mother of son Billy Horton, deceased, and daughter Ader Bently, deceased. She is survived by two sons, Frank W. Horton and James A. Horton, both of Gallatin, and six daughters, Maggie Burke, Carolyn Butler, Jessie Davis, Hazel Dement, Lucille Horton, all of Nashville, and Mildred Ray of Franklin.

Mrs. Jessie E. Horton Davis - Age 75. August 29, 1992. Survived by children, Mary Ann, Charles and Joann; sisters, Maggie, Carolyn, Lucille, Hazel and Mildred; brothers, Frank and Archie; eight grandchildren. Remains are at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 12 noon, Tuesday, September 1, 1992 in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Woodlawn Funeral Home.

Gallatin, TN - HORTON, Frank W. Age 79. January 15, 1999 at Veterans Hospital in Nashville. Veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by Parents, Jesse and Mary Elizabeth McKnight Horton; brother, Billy Horton; sisters, Ada Bentley Ladd and Jessie Davis. survived by wife of 57 years, Annie Louise Gregory Horton, Gallatin; daughters, Barbara (Phil) Hord, Red Boiling Springs, TN, Linda (Larry) Carpenter, Gallatin, TN, Sonia (Charles) Burgess, Bethpage, TN, Ann (Larry) Daniel, Gallatin, TN, Terry (Tom) Hargrove, Gallatin, TN; sons, Frank L. (Bucky) (Debbie) Horton, Gallatin, TN, Anthony (Debbie) Horton, Gallatin, TN; sisters, Maggie Burk, Madison, Carolyn Butler, Nashville, Lucille Horton, Gallatin, Hazel Dement, Nashville, Mildred Ray, Franklin; brother, Archie Horton, Gallatin; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 P.M. Sunday, January 17, 1999, from Alexander Funeral Home, Rev. Jesse Middendorf officiating. Interment Crestview Memorial Park (Military Service). Pallbearers: (Grandsons) Ronnie McWhirter, Robert McWhirter, A. J. Smith, Michael Paul Daniel, Danny Horton, Aaron Horton, Jerry Michael Loftis. Visitation 6 - 9 P.M. Friday, 2 - 9 P.M. Saturday. ALEXANDER FUNERAL HOME.

Lucille Annabell HORTON - Age 78 - September 11, 2001 - Gallatin, TN - September 11, 2001. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2001. ALEXANDER FUNERAL HOME.

Maggie M. BURKE - Nashville, TN - Age 93 - January 15, 2003 - January 15, 2003. She really loved the Lord and her family, and enjoyed her friends and music each week at Robbie's Barn. She is survived by daughter, Joelene Malone; sons, Herman Burke and Michael Burke; sisters, Hazel Dement and Mildred Ray; brother, Archie Horton; grandchildren, Kenneth Richardson, Lisa Davis, Sherry Kernodle, Paul Burke, John Burke, Jason Burke and Stacey Burke. Her remains are at the Eastland Funeral Home, 904 Gallatin Rd., where the family will receive friends Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m. and Friday, from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m., conducted by Pastor Ray Carson. Interment Woodlawn. EASTLAND FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE.

Mrs. Ada Horton Ladd - Friday morning, Nov. 6,1970 at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Survived by one son, Buford Bentley; six sisters, Mrs. Maggie Burke, Mrs. Carolyn Butler, Mrs. Jessie Davis, Mrs. Lucille Crosley, Mrs. Hazel Dement and Mrs. Mildred Ray; two brothers, Frank Horton and Archie Horton; nine grandchildren. Remains rest at the funeral home of Phillips-Robinson Company where funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 11:30 o'clock. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery. Phillips-Robinson Co.

Jess Horton Obituary - Jess Horton, 56, who lives at the rear of 44 Middleton Street, became the seventh traffic fatality when he was killed instantly by an automobile last night 150 feet north of Middleton Street on Hermitage Avenue shortly after 9:00 p.m. The car, according to police was driven by Joe Gilmore Pruitt, 33, of 60 Hermitage Avenue. Horton, according to investigators, had started to cross from the east side to the west side of Hermitage Avenue with his 11 year old son and was approximately 1 foot from the curb when hit. The son, Archie Horton, saw the auto and leaped back onto the curbing in order to keep from being struck, police said. The impact of the collision threw Horton 37 feet. The father was caring a sack of meal and a bottle of buttermilk, both of which were scattered along the gutter. The car traveled 129 feet after striking Horton, according to officials. Horton was pronounced dead upon arrival at nearby General Hospital. Death was attributed to a broken neck. He also sustained abrasions and bruises about the face and body. Investigating officers included; Police Chief John Griffin, Safety Director R. W. Jett Homicide Sgt. Martin Stephens, Motorcycle Patrolman W. E. Nannie, and Homicide Patrolman Robert Kimbro and C. D. Mundy.

Funeral services for Jess Horton, 56, who was killed Saturday night when struck by an automobile on Hermitage Avenue, will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Amos Bracey Funeral Home by Elder Leo Boles. Burial will be in MT. Olive cemetery. Mr. Horton, who lived at 44 Middleton Street, was struck shortly after 9:00 p.m. by an automobile which police said was driven by Joe Gilmore Pruitt, 33, of 60 Hermitage Avenue. The accident occurred a few feet north of the Middleton-Hermitage intersection. Pruitt was free last night on $1,000 bond charged with manslaughter. Surviving Mr. Horton are his widow, Mrs. Mary Horton; sons, Frank and Archie Horton; daughters, Mrs. Maggie Burke, Mrs. Ada Bentley, Mrs. Carolyn Butler, Misses Lucile, Hazel, and Mildred Horton; brothers, George, Albert, and Clarence Horton, all of this city, Willie Horton of Chestnut Mound and Walter Horton of Cadiz, Ky.; sisters Mrs. G. W. Saunders, and Mrs. Jim Jarrett of Nashville, and Mrs. Robert Gilbert of Franklin and one grandchild.


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