Brenda Lou Hattaway Swanzy, age 54, of Niceville, Florida, passed away at her home in Troy, Alabama, Saturday, January 9, 2016. Brenda was a nurse for Hospice Advantage in Troy. She had a lifelong love for geriatric care and devoted most of her life to this.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Rev. Dusty Taylor and Rev. Buck Hudgens officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery with Green Hills Funeral Home directing. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Miley, Troy Johnson, Carroll Rhodes, Danny Rhodes, Jason McManigle, and JJ Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Goshen High School class of 1979. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Green Hills Funeral Home .
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, William S. Hattaway and mother, Marjorie Penn Hattaway. Survivors include her daughter, Celiese (Clay) McDougald of Goshen, AL; sons, 1st Lt. Wesley "Brack" Swanzy, United States Air Force, of Dayton, OH, and Heath (Vickie) Swanzy of Troy; one precious granddaughter, 4-month-old Charli Ava McDougald; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and David Cooper of Pensacola, FL; nephew, David (Erika) Cooper of Pace, FL; great-nephews, Collin and Connor Cooper; niece, Christina Cooper of Springfield, MO; and her faithful companion, "Dog."
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up to help with the funeral expenses at Green Hills Funeral Home, 1621 US Highway 29 S, Troy, AL 36079. Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net . The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sawnzy family.