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Jesse B. Swafford

Jesse B. Swafford, 72 of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Pikeville, Tennessee passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021.

He was a nurse for several years working in some local hospitals and other states. Some of Jesse’s hobbies were raising flowers, and taking care of his cats. Jesse was a graduate of Bledsoe County High School.   

Preceding Jesse in death was his mother, Nina Ruth Thurman Swafford; father, Thomas Lee Swafford; sisters, Janice Frew, Beulah Songer, and Jamie Britt; brother, Charles Swafford.

Survivors include his sisters, Edna (Frank) Cope of Pikeville, Brenda (Albert) Shoulders of Dunlap, Dianna (Dana) Burnham of Arizona; brother, Perry (Carol) Swafford of Pikeville; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date at Granny Ruth’s Garden.

Condolences can be made at

Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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