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Margy Faye (Swain) Ward

April 23, 1964 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Margy Ward Obituary

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 Chilton Hospital.

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 friends.

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November 4, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Agee Brothers Funeral Home
907 Samaria Rd
Clanton, AL 35045

Funeral Service
November 5, 2023

3:00 PM
Union Baptist Church
110 Liberty Street
Clanton, AL 35045

Interment following funeral service
November 5, 2023

Agee Memory Gardens
1500 Hopewell Drive
Clanton, AL 35045


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