Nellie LaVerne Swan, 85, of Crossett, passed away on Saturday, October 17, at the Life Touch Hospice Center in El Dorado.
She was born on February 19, 1935, to her parents, Charlie Abner, and Susie Anna Land Pamplin, in Parkdale, Arkansas, and was the youngest of 8 siblings.
Laverne was a lifelong resident of Ashley County and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church.
She worked at Davis Shirt Factory for more than 20 years, starting as a shirt folder and advancing to inspector before retiring in the mid-1990s.
She enjoyed sewing, making crafts, and working in the garden until dark with her husband, Harold.
Laverne was friendly but always straightforward. She had a heart of gold and would go out of her way to help anyone if they needed something. She loved Jesus, her family, and her church and never hesitated to cook meals for her church family whenever needed.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harold Swan; one daughter, Dianne Hartness; four brothers, Robert, Houston, Charlie, and William Pamplin; and four sisters, Eunice Akers, Bernice Greenway, Blance Cotton, and Ella Hunter.
She is survived by one son, David Harold Swan, of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Vickie White and husband, Wayne, of Camden; six grandchildren, Andy, Brad, and Timmy White of Camden, Joey Walton of Crossett, and Michael and Philip Scroggins of Hot Springs; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, October 20, at 2 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, with Bro. Larry Hickman officiating. Interment will follow at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Phillip Jones, Doyle Walton, Jerry Walton, and Freddie Hipp. Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Daugherty, Harold Pruitt, and Dwayne Miles.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.