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Welcome to the Swain Funeral Home website, serving families in the Baxley, Georgia community since 1948. We value our reputation for providing the highest quality funeral services, with personal attention and professionalism to help your family through a very difficult time.


The professional staff at Swain Funeral Home is committed to providing dignified, respectful and compassionate assistance to every family. Recognizing that each family is unique, our staff provides personalized assistance to create a meaningful service that honors the life and memory of your loved one. 


We are a full service funeral home with a focus on traditional service offerings, including traditional funerals, cremation with or without memorial services, graveside ceremonies, military services, collaboration with other funeral homes, grief support, and preplanning.


Please browse our website to find additional information about our staff and services, as well as other resources to help you in your time of need. You can also reach us any time, day or night, at 912-367-2242.

Martin Hobart Barfield

Martin Hobart Barfield

08/09/41 - 08/24/15

Martin Hobart Barfield, age 74, of Baxley died Monday, August 24, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. ... View full obituary

Curtis David Rentz

Curtis David Rentz

11/02/40 - 08/20/15

Curtis David Rentz, age 74, of Baxley died Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Brunswick, Georgia. ... View full obituary

LaVerne Smith

LaVerne Smith

08/27/26 - 08/18/15

LaVerne Smith, age 88 of Surrency, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in the Appling Healthcare System. ... View full obituary

Ruth Johnson

Ruth L Johnson

10/03/21 - 08/17/15

Ruth Lightsey Johnson, age 93, died Monday, August 17, 2015 in the Lakeview Retirement Center. ... View full obituary

Helen Tootle

Helen H Tootle

09/13/32 - 08/16/15

Helen Hallman Tootle, age 82, of Baxley died Sunday, August 16, 2015 at The Pavilion. ... View full obituary

Winifred Fowler

Winifred M Fowler

07/13/16 - 08/13/15

Winifred M. Fowler, age 99, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Gray, GA. ... View full obituary

Charles Wilkes

Charles A Wilkes

08/05/38 - 08/12/15

Charles Allen Wilkes, age 77, of Lyons died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in the Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia. ... View full obituary

Paul Sheffield

Paul M Sheffield

07/24/34 - 08/02/15

Paul Sheffield, age 81, died Sunday, August 2, 2015 at his residence. ... View full obituary

Herbert Hunter, Sr.

Herbert H Hunter, Sr.

10/23/35 - 07/25/15

Herbert Hunter, Sr., age 79, of Baxley died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his residence. ... View full obituary

Kenneth Gaskins

Kenneth L Gaskins

08/20/46 - 07/24/15

Kenneth Lee Gaskins, age 69 , of Baxley died Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. ... View full obituary

Ann Craven

Ann B Craven

03/24/30 - 07/19/15

Ann Bruce Craven, age 85, of Baxley died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at The Pavilion. ... View full obituary

Annie B. Waters

Annie B. Waters

03/18/31 - 07/17/15

Annie B. Waters, age 84, of Baxley died Friday, July 17, 2015 at Twin Oaks Convalescent Center in Alma. ... View full obituary

Veronice Nail Lewis

Veronice Nail Lewis

10/29/41 - 07/16/15

Veronice Nail Lewis, age 73, of Baxley died Thursday, July 16, 2015. ... View full obituary

Vernon Andrew Garrett

Vernon Andrew Garrett

11/24/58 - 07/13/15

Vernon Andrew Garrett, age 56, of Hazlehurst died Monday, July 13, 2015 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah ... View full obituary

Emma Dean Harris

Emma Dean S Harris

10/12/16 - 07/10/15

Emma Dean Smith Eunice Harris, age 98, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 10, 2015. ... View full obituary

Helen Gardner

Helen J Gardner

02/27/41 - 07/08/15

Helen Jones Gardner, age 74, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at her residence. ... View full obituary

Thelmage Gay

Thelmage " Gay

12/29/30 - 07/04/15

Thelmage “Buddy” Gay, age 84, of Baxley died Saturday , July 4, 2015. ... View full obituary

Anthony Kevin

Anthony Kevin "Tony" Fountain

09/15/62 - 06/25/15

Anthony Kevin “Tony” Fountain, age 52, of Baxley died Thursday, June 25, 2015. ... View full obituary

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