69 year old Douglas McArthur Swofford of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was also a construction worker with the Nashville Bridge Company and worked twelve years for the City of Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Maggie Whitson Swofford and a brother, Kenneth Swafford. Survivors include his wife of three years, Alma Swofford of Smithville. A son, Robert Swofford of Lebanon. One step son, Adam and wife Sue Colwell of Smithville. Three step daughters, Frances and husband Tommy Cates of Smithville, Eva and husband Carl Bandy of Smithville, and Rita and husband Jimmy Taylor of Smithville. Special friends, John and wife Linda Alford of Smithville. Several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.