Barbara Faye Swafford, 78, of Crossett, passed away on September 27, 2018, at the Pinewood Health and Rehab Center in Crossett.
She was born on December 9, 1939, in Transylvania, Louisiana and was the daughter of the late Arlin and Ruby Ross.
Mrs. Swafford was a 1958 graduate of Lake Providence High School and a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church. She worked as a beautician, a telephone operator, and a cashier at the Minit Shop. She loved flowers, tending to all her houseplants, and loving on her beloved faithful dogs. She also enjoyed sitting with and assisting the elderly through Eldercare and will be remembered as a fun and loving person, who enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
Mrs. Swafford was preceded in death by her husband Aaron “Joe” Swafford; her parents, Arlin and Ruby McLemore Ross; and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Johnson and William Riddle.
She is survived by her two sons, Phillip Ross and wife, Shelia, of Hamburg and Richard Swafford of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; three sisters, Doris Bradley and husband, A.J., and Arlene Johnson both of Transylvania, Louisiana, and Edith Riddle of Lake Providence, Louisiana.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, October 1 at 3 p.m. at the Medders Funeral Home Chapel, located at 1564 Highway 52 W, in Crossett. Bro. Keith Boseman will officiate. The burial will be at Rolfe Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Herrington, Tommy Rawls, Johnny Upshaw, Ray Harper, and Ronnie Rickman.
Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.