Welcome to the memorial page for

Nellie LaVerne (Pamplin) Swan

February 19, 1935 ~ October 17, 2020 (age 85)

Nellie LaVerne Swan, 85, of Crossett, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, 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. 

For over 20 years, she worked at Davis Shirt Factory, starting as a shirt folder and advancing to inspector before retiring in the mid-’90s.

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 is 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; and one 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 at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, at Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, with Bro. Larry Hickman officiating followed by interment 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 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Medders Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funerals and visitations according to the Arkansas Governor’s mandates.  All attendees must provide and wear a face mask upon entering and comply with social distancing and sanitizing guidelines.  All physical contact is discouraged.

Temperatures will be scanned, and masks are required for entry.

Those that are considered high risk, running fever, or have been recently exposed to someone positive with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home to protect themselves and others.

This service will be live-streamed on the Medders Funeral Home Facebook page for those wishing to attend the service remotely.

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A downloadable service program will be available at the bottom of this page on the day of the service for printing.

 Service Information

October 20, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Medders Funeral Home
1564 HWY 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635

Celebration of Life
October 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Medders Funeral Home
1564 HWY 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635

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