Tifton Gazette


May 19, 2014

Bobbie Connell Swinney

WEST, Miss. —

WEST, Miss, - Bobbie "Burma" Connell Swinney, 81, of West, Miss., formerly of Tifton, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her son's residence. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Oakey Grove Church Cemetery in Berrien County. Eulogies will be given by family members. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Swinney was born June 26, 1932 in Tift County and was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Melissa Gray Connell, both deceased.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Swinney; twin sons; one daughter; three sisters; and three brothers. She was a retired registered nurse and attended Springdale Baptist Church in West, Miss.
Mrs. Swinney is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Shelley Swinney of West, Miss.; one sister, Jean Thompson of Tifton; three grandchildren, John Swinney, Callie Swinney and James Swinney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Swinney family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.    

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