OBITUARY: Donna Carrie Swaffer (Fleming)


Donna Carrie Swaffer (Fleming), age 76, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Ascension Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Ms. Swaffer was born February 25, 1948 in Clarksville to the late Elmer Haynes and Mildred Powers Fleming.

She worked as a phlebotomist at Gateway Hospital and attended Cross Roads Baptist Church. She was always on the go and enjoyed water aerobics at the local YMCA, lunches and weekend trips with her church and Sunday school, traveling with friends and family, dancing at the senior citizen events, and family gatherings.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Swaffer is preceded in death by her brothers, Andy, Sluggo and Michael and her sister, Kay.

Ms. Swaffer is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dauphne and Darrell McGavic; brother and sister-in-law, David and Cathy Fleming; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kelly Brown, Vicki and Doug Freeman, and Jo and Larry Byrd; 2 grandchildren- Dylan McGavic and Brittany Clanton; and 3 great-grandsons- Emmitt, Owen, and Reece Clanton. Ms. Swaffer is also survived by her precious fur baby, Bailee (often referred to as the fat goldendoodle), who enjoyed trips to Dairy Queen for pup cups.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 10 am until 2 pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier, TN.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Greenbrier is in charge of these arrangements.

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME-2619 HIGHWAY 41 S., GREENBRIER, TN 37073 (615) 643-4000


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