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Karen Sue "Karen" Swafford Boyd
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1962
Death: Jun., 2012
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA

The Daily Post Athenian

Karen Sue Swafford Boyd, 49, of the Hillsview community near Riceville, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

A native of McMinn County and a lifelong resident of the Hillsview Community near Riceville, she was a daughter of the late Betty Sue Bunch Swafford and was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Donald Boyd; and one brother-in-law, Bryan Masters. She was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Jerry D. Boyd of Riceville; her father and stepmother, Burch Taylor and Beverly Swafford of Athens; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jessica and Adam Bishop of Riceville, and Annie and Scott King of Athens; one special granddaughter, Madison "Madi" Bishop; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Billie Masters of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Kathy and Darrell Leamon of Athens; two stepsisters, Roberta Shay of Lawrenceburg, and Lori Burtram of Linton, Ind.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Roger Swafford of Athens, and Danny and Cheri Swafford of Cleveland; three stepbrothers, Mike Malone of Athens, Bruce Malone and his wife, Sandy, of Decatur, and Bill Malone of Linton, Ind.; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ed Shaver and Dean Shaver; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many cherished nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sheila Vaughn of Athens, and Judy Harris of Riceville.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Short Creek Baptist Church with Brother Jimmy Lewis and the Rev. Gene Guffey officiating. The body will lie in-state for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Short Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chase Boyd, Jeremy Edwards, John Leamon, McKenzie Swafford, Dustin Swafford, Brady Swafford, Jeff Lewis and Steve Farmer.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, Tennessee.
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  Betty Sue Bunch Swafford (1936 - 1996)
Short Creek Baptist Cemetery
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Brenda Hudson Compton
Record added: Jun 23, 2012
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