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January 22, 2014

Pauline Swift Christmas

TIFTON — Pauline Swift Christmas, 77, of Tifton, formerly of Albany, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at Tift Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Lottie Clodfelter will officiate with a private burial to be held at a later date.

Mrs. Christmas was born Oct. 29, 1936 in Miami, Fla. and was the daughter of Benjamin Swift Sr. and Daisy Vaughn Kimes, both deceased.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Nathan Christmas Sr.; one son, William Nathan Christmas Jr.; one brother, Benjamin Swift Jr.; and her step-father, Calvin Kimes. She was retired and had lived in Tifton for the last two months, moving here from Albany.

Mrs. Christmas is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Carolyn Christmas of Albany; one daughter, Merry Christmas Johnson of Tifton; one sister-in-law, Margie Christmas of Macclenny, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Marylou Swift of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister and brother-in-law, the Rev. Lottie and D. L. Clodfelter of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren, Gary Christmas, Jessica Christmas, Adam Christmas, Ashley Daniel and Megan Christmas Fennell; and eight great-grandchildren, Sunny Christmas, A. J. Christmas and Stormy Christmas, Olivia Daniel, Bryceon Fennell, Mabree Fennell, Shelby Christmas and Kellie Stewart.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Christmas family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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