Floy Avon Swann Hudson Kirby

July 9, 1936 ~ December 12, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Floy Avon Kirby Obituary

Floy Avon Swann Hudson Kirby, passed away, Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 87 years old.

Avon was born on July 9, 1936, in Bennettsville, SC to the late Herman Kirkland and Celia Louis Stubbs Swann. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Bennettsville, SC. She loved her church, listening to gospel music, reading, word search puzzles, talking on the phone, feeding everyone. She enjoyed going to the beauty shop and talking to all the ladies, she never met a stranger, and most of all she loved spending time with all her family.

She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory; daughters, Diane Sylvester and husband Phillip, and Zoa Welch; bonus daughters, Dora Locklear, Frances Locklear and husband Evans, Joanne Warr and husband Randy, and Cathy Shoemake; bonus sons, Woodrow “Buddy” Kirby and wife Sheila, and Charles Kirby; brother, Jack Swann and wife Betty Jane); sister, Ethel Swann Driggers; grandchildren, Dustin Welch, Phillip Sylvester and wife Veronica, Jennifer Gainey; her personal caretaker, Patricia Ford; and a host of bonus grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above, husbands, Thomas J. Hudson, and Rev. Theodore Kirby; brothers, Otis Lee Swann, and Herman Clifton Swann; bonus son, Andy Kirby; grandchildren, Thomas Eugene Sylvester, and Michael David Sylvester.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, December 16, 2023, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Bennettsville followed by internment services at Sunset Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 1-2pm just prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the First Church of the Nazarene, 212 Beauty Spot Road East, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

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December 16, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bennettsville First Church of Nazarene

Funeral Service
December 16, 2023

2:00 PM
Bennettsville First Church of Nazarene


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