Debra Kay Swiney, 65

Debra Kay Swiney, 65 of Elkhorn City, KY passed away Sunday, March 31, 2024 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a substitute teacher and a member of the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist for 43 years. Kay was born December 30, 1958 in Grundy, VA to Bobby Ray Belcher and the late Nancy Belle Adkins Belcher.

In addition to her father, Kay is survived by her husband, Tommy Swiney of Elkhorn City, KY; two sons, Issac (Verda) Swiney of Ashburn, VA, and Shawn (Jeanie) Swiney of West Liberty, KY; a daughter, Heather (Forest) Newsome of Hager Hill, KY; and six grandchildren, Noah Swiney, Shelby Arnett, Issac Swiney, Easton Sanders, Benjamin Swiney and Easton Newsome.

Kay is also survived by a brother, Rusty Belcher and a sister, Angie (Tommy) Mullins both of Elkhorn City, KY.

Visitation will be after 6PM Tuesday, April 02, and Wednesday, April 03, 2024 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church with services nightly at 7PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 04, 2024 at 1PM from the church with Jerry Overstreet, Larry Puckett and Frank Ronnie Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at the Potter Cemetery, Little Beaver, Elkhorn City, KY.


  1. Roxanne Blankenship says

    So sorry. Kaye was a friend since she was a little girl. She also was a very good employee who we could trust and depend on at Trendsetter and Giovannis. Love and prayers to her precious family

  2. Amanda (McCurry) Daulton says

    Kay was always such a sweet woman. And was very good and kind to me, when I was a young teenager. My thoughts and prayers are eith Tommy, Issac, Shawn and Heather. Sending love and prayers to you all b

  3. Charlene+Hopkins says

    Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May God give you strength as you press on knowing that Kaye will be waiting on you. Cherish the memories that you all have made together. God Bless you all.

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