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Max Swafford

Max Swafford, 83, of Decatur, died Aug. 23, 2018.

Born Aug. 9, 1935 in Dawson County to the late Carl and Mae Swafford, he had lived in Decatur for the past five years.  Max retired as a commercial truck driver.  He loved and enjoyed NASCAR, country music, playing his guitar and the Atlanta Braves. 

His wife, Gail Wilson Swafford, and sisters, Cleo Bruce and Lois Chumley, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Angie and Jon Blackwelder of Decatur, Carmen Park of Idyllwild, Calif., Connie and Tony Arp of Dawsonville, Renee Darby of Dawsonville; sister Eunice Chumbley of Dawsonville; brother and sister-in-law, Glenson and Arlene Swafford of Kennesaw; his ex-wife, Maxine Cochran; six grandchildren, Kenny Arp, Jason Arp, Chris Arp, Justin Darby, Levi Darby, Sarah and Matt Hughes; two great-grandchildren, Blake Arp, Chase Arp; various other relatives also survive.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 31, 2018 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Mike Owens will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Aug. 31.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist with final expenses.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.