Patricia Ann (Bama) Swords, 79, of Tifton, GA passed away, Wednesday, April 27, 2021 at her granddaughter’s residence. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bruce Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Arlington, GA.
Born in Arlington, GA, Mrs. Swords had resided in Albany, GA most all of her life before moving to Tifton, GA. She was retired from Buffalo Rock as their manager of catering and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Rabon and Clara Grace Jordan, her husband, Cecil Thomas (Tom) Swords, and siblings, Billy Rabon, Sara Rabon and Bessie Rabon.
Survivors include a special friend and companion, Tommy A. Ogletree, Tifton, GA, a daughter, Sheila S. Holbert, (Ron), Sylvester, GA, a son, Wayne Swords (Lila), Albany, GA, a sister, Rachel Lisenby, Leesburg, GA, grandchildren, Ronda Holbert (James), Patrick Holbert (Christina), Heide Donalson (Scott), Beau Hammock (Megan), Catherine Lewis, Brett Hammock (Rebecca), Blake Hammock (Katelyn), Robert Swords (Tori) and Jordan Swords (Wesley) and twelve great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
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