Granny Swindle Perrigo

Obituary of Granny Fannie Swindle Perrigo

Granny Fannie Swindle Perrigo - age 84 of Lafayette, passed away on Thursday morning, October 20, 2011 at Knollwood Manor. Funeral services for Granny Fannie Swindle Perrigo were be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Haysville Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Jerry Gammons and Elder Jeff Blackwell officiating. Interment followed in the Haysville Cemetery. Granny Fannie Swindle Perrigo was born on June 13, 1927 in Hartsville, Tennessee to the late Leslie Dyer and Mary Jane Roberts Dyer. She was one of eight siblings born to this union. She was married to Wrethel Swindle on September 14, 1943 sharing twenty-seven years together. They raised five sons and one daughter, Wrethel passed away November 11, 1970. Granny Fannie was later married to Pattie Perrigo on June 1, 1972, he also had a daughter. They were also married twenty-seven years before Pattie passed away on January 31, 2000. On October 20, 2011 at the age of 84, Granny Fannie went home to be with the Lord. Besides her husbands and parents; son, James Swindle, brothers, Tom Dyer, James Dyer, Maburn Dyer, and John Dyer, sisters, Letha Seay Gregory and Mary Lousie Eden, also preceded her in death. Granny Fannie loved the Lord and her family above anything else in this world. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. Being saved as a young lady, she enjoyed talking to family and friends about what the Lord had done for her. Before she became disabled, Granny Fannie liked going to gospel singings in the surrounding area. She was a member of Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church. Crocheting and quilting were some things Granny Fannie enjoyed doing. Sitting in her chair rocking and crocheting was the way Granny Fannie passed the time away. She had made many treasured pieces for her family and friends during her life. Most people remember Granny Fannie from the years she worked at Smith-Chitwood Hospital as a nursing assistant. She assisted in the delivery of many babies during her time there. She had a personality that if you ever met Granny Fannie once, you loved her. She always wore a smile on her face and had something funny to say. She will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew and loved her. Granny Fannie is survived by; Daughter, Mary (Roy) Midgett , Sons, Joe (Linda) Swindle, Bennie (Judith) Swindle, Henry (Violet) Swindle, Coney (Barbara) Swindle all of Lafayette, Step-daughter, Lisa Kay (Marty) Martinez of Colorado, Daughter-in-law, Dottie Swindle of Hartsville, Sister, Mattie Pearl Cook of Lafayette, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren, also survive. Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements. (615)666-2189 or