July 20, 2012
MACON — Iona Gavin Swann, 91, died July 12, 2012, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Millers Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellow Cemetery. Visitation is today from 1-5 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Mrs. Swann was born April 3, 1921, to the late Nick and Gertrude Skinner Gavin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luellen Swann, Sr.; daughter, Alice Swann; brothers, James, Nick, Jesse and George Gavin; and sister, Emma Jones. Survivors include her son, Luellen Swann, Jr. of Stone Mountain, Ga.; daughters, Flora Nicholson of Macon, Emma Griffin of Cleveland and Lou Jean Springer of Stone Mountain; brother, Lawrence Gavin of Mobile, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Ray Knight, Marcus Griffin, Curtis Nicholson, Jr., Hassan Swann, Mack Griffin, Jr., and Damion Nicholson.