Kinney Marion Swain

Graveside services for Kinney Marion Swain, 74, of Greenville will be at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. He died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 30, 2023. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mr. Swain was born in Leland, MS on December 28, 1948, the son of Walter B. Swain, Sr., and Virginia Witte Swain. He attended Culver Military School in Culver, Indiana for 2 years. In 1967 he returned home to graduate from Greenville High School. He then graduated from Delta State University with a BBA in 1971. He went on to get his master’s degree in 1972 and in May 1976 he graduated from the first class to the graduating class of Mississippi College School of Law.

He married Virginia “Ann” Weathers Swain on August 30, 1975.

He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he taught adult Sunday school for several years and served on the administrative board and the Paster-Parish committee. Mr. Swain was also very active in the Jaycees for a number of years after returning to Greenville to practice law with his brother for 38 years. He was a lifetime member of the governing board of the MTLA. He was also elected as Lawyer of the Year in 2004 by the MTLA.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one granddaughter, Virginia Addison Acord.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia Ann Weathers Swain; two daughters, Virginia Marion (Jason) Acord and Patricia Ann (Matt) Hankins; two granddaughters, Ann Brilye Hankins, and Emma Virginia Acord; two grandsons, Robert Joseph Acord, and John-Lee “Weathers” Hankins; and his daughter’s Godfather, Walter Peter McKee.

There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Boone Funeral Home in Leland. Rev. Park Neff will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The American Heart Association, or Trinity United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers will be his 5 nephews, Sandy Weathers, Will Weathers, Cariker Weathers, Pete Weathers, Colonel Beau Swain, and longtime neighbor, Ryan Moore. Honorary pallbearer will be John Christopher.