Tanya Michele Swafford, age 58, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at her residence.
Tanya was born Wednesday, November 18, 1964 in Rutherford County to the late Aurthur Hutchins and Joyce Kuykendahl Hutchins. She worked at the ADS Warehouse for many years and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. She enjoyed various types of crafts such as quilting and ceramics. Tanya was dedicated to her family and loved each of them dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-three years, Raleigh Swafford and a brother, Arthur Dale Hutchins.
Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Mary Bartlett (Lee Goode) of Henrietta and Nicole Gregory (Robert) of Forest City; son, William Swafford (Ashley Arnold) of Rutherfordton; a brother, Gregory Hutchins (Shelley) of Spindale and half-brother, Tai Nguyen of Oklahoma City, OK. She is also survived by her grandchildren, April Bartlett, Raleigh Goode, Troy Swafford, Nathaniel Swafford Austin Swafford, Holly Swafford and a close friend of the family, Robert Lane of Spindale.
A memorial service to celebrate Tanya’s life will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 3rd at Riverside Baptist Church with Reverend Ted Blankenship officiating.