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Billy Swiney Sr.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SIKESTON -- Billy Swiney Sr., 77, died June 12, 2012, at Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston.

Born Aug. 4, 1934, in Booneville, Miss., son of the late Clyde and Vivian Gooch Swiney, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ and had been a farmer until retiring in 2005.

On Aug. 18, 1951, he married Evelyn Marie Freshour, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two sons, Billy Swiney Jr. of Poplar Bluff and Phillip Swiney of Sikeston; one daughter, Pamela Richardson of West Memphis, Ark.; one brother, James Swiney of New Madrid; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mounds Park Cemetery in Lilbourn with his funeral procession departing at 10:15 a.m. Friday from Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Johnny Hester with the Shady Acres Church of Christ will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com

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Memorial donations may be sent to

Paragould Children's Home

5515 Walcott Road

Paragould, AR 72450