OBITUARY: Mary Ola (Frady) Swafford


Mary Ola (Frady) Swafford, age 86, of Charlotte, Tennessee, passed away on February 3, 2023, at NHC in Dickson, Tennessee.

Mary was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 21, 1936, to the late Richard and Elizabeth (Slay) Frady.

She was a butcher alongside her husband at Swafford’s Custom Slaughter.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud Swafford; daughter, Pam Creech; brother, Richard Frady; and sisters, Bea King and Nellie King.

She is survived by her daughter, Beth (Troy) Young; grandchildren, D.J. Moon and Nicole Moon; and 6 great-grandchildren, Alexia, Ayden, Ava, Anthony, Aniyah and Briella.

Funeral service for Mary will be Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 1 pm in the Chapel with Donnie Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Swafford Cemetery in Charlotte, Tennessee. Visitation will be Monday, February 6th from 12 noon until 7 pm and on Tuesday before the service from 10 am until service hour of 1 pm.

Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 online condolences at


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