Mrs. Lura Lee Swanner Andrews, age 92, of Athens, AL went
home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 14, 2021. Mrs. Andrews was born on
September 9, 1928 in Limestone County to Eugene Lee Swanner and Hattie Lee
Edwards Swanner. She was born and raised in the Elkmont area and was the only
graduate in the class of 1947 at Elkmont High School. Mrs. Andrews spent
her life serving others and most importantly, serving her Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. She worshipped faithfully for many years at Elkwood Baptist
Church and then at Mays Memorial Baptist Church for the last 50 years. She was
a dedicated choir member, Vacation Bible School worker and teacher of the
senior ladies Sunday School class for over 30 years until the age of 90.
Mrs. Andrews was preceded in death by her parents and her
husband, Collie Spence Andrews. She was also preceded in death by a brother,
Raymond Swanner and four sisters, Clara Taylor, Irene Tyler, Addie B. Tyler and Delia Nave
She is survived by two daughters, Ramonia Cagle of
Ardmore and Carol Harris & husband Trevor of Athens; three grandchildren:
Amanda Shaw and husband Marco of Ardmore, Drew Cagle and wife Gina of Athens
and Seth Harris of Athens; three great-grandchildren: Steven Collin Shaw, Levi
Roger Shaw and Lynlee Marie Cagle; her brother: Buford Swanner and wife Bernice
of Athens and a host of nieces, nephews and church family.
will be held from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Spry Funeral Home in Athens
with a graveside service immediately following at 2PM at Antioch Cemetery in
Marco Shaw and Joe Nave will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Trevor Harris, Drew Cagle, Seth
Harris, Marco Shaw, Deverl Nave & Joe Nave. Collin Shaw and Levi Shaw will
serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gideons
International or Saint Jude's Children's Hospital.
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May God bless the family and give strength during this mournful time. Earth-bound stress, pain and suffering has ended and joyous heavenly reunion has begun. Think of this as only a temporary separation until we all meet again in heaven. I have many cherished childhood memories of aunt Mildred, never to be taken away or forgotten. It is sad that our physical distance away precludes us being able to embrace, hug and cry with the immediate family. However, we are there in spirit, thoughts and memory. Vanessa and my prayers are with the family. May God bless.
Kay (Puckett) Howe
What a special lady and family! May God bless you all with comfort, love and heartwarming memories.