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Margy Faye (Swain) Ward
April 23, 1964 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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Margy Faye Swain-Ward was born April 23, 1964, in Ridersville/Plantersville, Alabama, to the late Ruth
Williams-Lane and James Swain.
She was suddenly called to
rest on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at Ascension St. Vincent’s
At an early age, she was baptized at Oak Grove Baptist
Church in Ridersville/Plantersville, Alabama, by the late
Dr. H.W. Shannon. She later moved to Clanton, Alabama,
and joined Union Baptist Church, under the leadership of
Dr. Melvin Hunter, where she served faithfully on the usher board for many years.
She graduated from Maplesville High School in Maplesville,
Alabama, with the class of 1982. She attended and received
associate’s degrees in business and computer science from
Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama. Also,
she achieved an associate’s degree in criminal justice from
Jefferson State Community College.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth Williams-
Lane and James Swain, her brother, Warner Milledge III,
and her former husband, Alvin Ward.
She leaves to share and cherish her memories: her husband,
Mark Hicks; three loving children, Preston Swain of Marion,
Indiana, Ebony Swain of Clanton, Alabama, and Alexis
Ward of Columbiana, Alabama; two special grandchildren,
grandson, Myron Barbour of Las Vegas, Nevada, and
granddaughter, Christiana Jemison of Clanton, Alabama; two
very special goddaughters, Merikul Quince and Ashauntis
Parker, both of Clanton, Alabama; devoted stepfather,
Morris Lane, Sr.; faithful sister and “favorite brother-in-law,”
Francine (Willie Earl) Lewis, both of Clanton, Alabama;
three special aunts, Elder Betty Williams of Selma, Alabama,
and Dr. Eunice Freeman and Sandra Milling, both of North
Charleston, South Carolina; honorary aunt/cousin, Mary
(Henry) Williams; special cousins, Dinah Green, Linda
Laister-Merchant, Eugene Adams, Jr., and Jessie Wayne
Adams; two stepsisters, Luva (Larry) Milliner of Clanton,
Alabama, and Dr. Sherry Perry of Alabaster, Alabama; two
stepbrothers, Morris Jr. and Goffery (Charetta) Lane, both
of Clanton, Alabama; special friends, Billy Thomas, Sylvia
Caffee, and the Dog Pound, Renee “Red Dog” Freeman,
Antoinette “Sleepy Dog” Davis, Essie “Lil’ Dog” Austin, Gail
“Crazy Dog” Childers, and Shantae “Pound Puppy” Austin;
and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and