Mary Alta Swindell was born Oct. 4, 1935, to Thomas C. Roberts and Mary E. Atnip Roberts, and died Jan. 19, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19.
She was a member of the Church of Christ at McElroy and enjoyed attending services as long as her health allowed.
She grew up and went to school at Quebeck where she played basketball and made many lifelong friends as well as meeting G.W. Swindell whom she would marry and with whom she would raise a family.
Mary was the mother of five daughters who she loved unconditionally. She was proud of her family - her girls and their husbands, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews - she loved them.
Mary was a hard worker; she spent many years working at Red Kap before retiring to stay home where she was always working at something, mowing and canning vegetables from late spring through fall and quilting through the cold winters.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, G.W. Swindell; her daughter, Rhonda Marie Swindell; stepfather, Harley Smallwood, of Custer, Kentucky; stepmother, Edith Roberts; grandson, Jordan Maxwell; granddaughter, Kelly Campbell; son-in-law, Bobby E. Haston; brothers, Luther Roberts, Richard Roberts; and sister, Arlena Shoemake.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Vickie Goff and husband Doug, of Quebeck, Karen Maxwell and husband David, of Quebeck, Linda Ann Jones, of Murfreesboro, Janice Haston, of Quebeck; grandsons, Kenny Jones and wife Megan, of Murfreesboro, Kyle Goff and wife Amanda, of Sparta; granddaughters, Libby West and husband Brian, of Baxter, Bobbie Leigh Haston, of Quebeck, great-grandsons, Ethan and Caleb Jones, of Sparta; great-granddaughters, Alissa Glenn, of Quebeck, Loralei Goff, of Sparta, Annika Maxwell, of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister, Rosie Taylor and husband Gene, of Sparta; brothers, Walter Roberts and wife Peggy, of Quebeck, Joe Lee Roberts and wife Brenda, of McMinnville, sisters-in-law, Estelle Swindell, of Quebeck, Ann Roberts, of Quebeck; brother-in-law, Glenn Slatten, of Quebeck; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will 1 p.m., Jan. 22, 2021, at Jericho Cemetery. Bro. Doug Goff and Kyle Goff will officiate.
The family asks that all who attend to be mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic, and please practice social distancing and wear masks.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.