Amanda ‘Louise’ Swift


Amanda “Louise” (Percifield) Swift, age 91, of Nashville, died Friday morning at the Brown County Health and Living Center. Born April 19, 1925 in Brown County, she was the daughter of Grover Percifield, Sr. and Lena (Parks) Percifield. Louise loved cooking, gardening, staying up-to-date on current events and discussing politics. She was a die-hard Roosevelt era Democrat. She also loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a former cook for the Brown County Schools and a member of the Nashville Christian Church.

She is survived by her children, Steve (Becky) Swift, of Columbus, Pam Swift, of Nashville and John (Kristen) Swift, of Carmel; five grandchildren, Heather (Brett) Williams, Abby Swift, Ben Swift, Kate Swift and Jack Swift; three great-grandchildren, Luke Williams, Taylor Williams and Rohan Crockett, her caregiver, Peggy Hardin, of Nashville and her cat, Oscar.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Swift, 12 half-brothers and sisters, James McGuire, Richard McGuire, Carl McGuire, Alva McGuire, Burl McGuire, Jennie McGuire Day, Leonard Percifield, Marie Percifield Rose, Bill Percifield, Irene Percifield Snider, Alice Percifield Shipley and Cloyd Percifield and one brother, Grover Percifield, Jr.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville with Rev. Tim Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Nashville Christian Church.

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