Ava McCook Swails Sapp

January 24, 2022




Ava McCook Swails Sapp, 95, passed away January 24, 2022, at her Fernandina Beach residence.

She grew up in Macon, GA during the depression years on her parents’ farm and moved to Fernandina Beach in 1951.  She was a member of Memorial Methodist Church of Fernandina Beach.

Mrs. Sapp was predeceased by her husband, Ted Sapp, who passed away in 2019 and by her first husband, Clifford “Peavine” Swails, Sr., who passed away in 1975.  Also predeceasing her are brothers, Charles McCook and Horace McCook; sisters, Mayme Sasser, Clyde La Faye Swails and Mildred Fitzgibbons; and her parents, Clyde and Tressie Inez McCook.

She leaves behind one son, Len Swails; daughter in law, Diana Swails; and grandson, Cliff Swails, III; two sisters, Barbara Parham and Tressie Edge; and a special cousin, Frances Anderson.

Ava was a homemaker for many wonderful years.  She worked at the 1878 Steakhouse after the death of husband, Cliff Swails.  She met and married Ted Sapp.  Together they owned and operated the Ice Cream Shop on Centre Street for several years.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, at Hughes Cemetery in Yulee with Rev. Dr. Mark Charles officiating.



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