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Obituary for Pamela Faye Swanson (Cochran)

Pamela Faye “Mama Faye” Swanson, 76 of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022.

Mama Faye was born in Macon County to the late Lawrence Sylvester Cochran and Ollie Lee Pendergrass Cochran. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John William Swanson; and siblings, Correna Hooper, Harold Clifton Cochran, Charles Blanton Cochran, Elise Sanford, Verlie Mae Chambless, and Emma Jean Lazenby.

She lived most of her life in Macon County and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Ramona Murray (Chris) of Franklin, NC., Michael Richard Ford of Franklin, NC., Christopher Henry Lawrence Ford (Laura) of Franklin, NC., and Anthony Lee Rutherford of Franklin, NC.; brother, Tommy Cochran of Franklin, NC.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Family will receive friends and loved ones on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 1pm to 2pm.

A service will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Macon Funeral Home at 2 pm.

Rev. Darian Cochran and Rev. Radford Penland will officiate.

Burial to follow at Burningtown Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Penland, Colton Cochran, Camden Cochran, Kyler Cochran, Jonathan Ford, Steve Combs, Dalton McDowell, and Timothy Chase. Honorary pallbearer will be George Pritchett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mt. Harmony Baptist Church.

Online condolences can be made at

Macon Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.