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Swygert, Derward "Dee" E.

Derward "Dee" E. Swygert

Derward "Dee" E. Swygert, 76, of McDonough, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. He was born in Riverdale, to the late Frank Emanuel and Alma Scott Swygert, and was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Dee is survived by his wife, Wanda Hardy Swygert, of McDonough; children, Deron Dee and Shannon Swygert, of Locust Grove, Todd Alan and Stephanie Zellner, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Carla Lynn and Timothy Ferguson, of McDonough, Ga.; a brother, Frank Swygert, of Woolsey, Ga.; and sisters, Carol Mallet, of Riverdale, and Denise Barnett, of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Breanna Smith, Bryce Ferguson, Bralynn Ferguson, Sydney Zellner, Abbie Zellner, Kailyn Swygert, Patrick Hansrote, Joshua Hansrote, Riley Higginbotham, Tiffanie Lamb and Bethanie Simpson.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Dec 23, at 11 a.m., at Salem Baptist Church, McDonough. The Rev. Richard C. Statham, and Pastor Gary Jarnagin will officiate. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends TODAY (Thursday, Dec. 22), from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.