Martha Paris Swayze, 64, of Collins, passed away on December 29, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

She was born on April 2, 1955 to the late David F. Paris and Annie Lee Barnett Paris Lytle.

She was retired from Burlington Industries and First Natural Bank in McGehee and was of the Pentecostal faith. Martha was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to many. She had a heart of gold, caring for her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Wayne Allen Paris, Jimmy Paris and Elmer Paris.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Swayze of Collins; two daughters, Carrie Swayze of Aumsville, Oregon and Cindy Kelly of Monticello; a brother, Billy Joe Paris and wife, Stacey, of Russellville; a sister, Ginger Standridge and husband, Ronnie, of Collins; her stepfather, Ronnie Lytle of Collins; a grandson, Ashton Kelly; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 2 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 3, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rash Cemetery.