Mary Swofford

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Mary Ellen Swofford of Berryville, Arkansas, was born November 8, 1929 in Norwalk, California to Mason and Gertie (Graham) Holland. Mary Ellen passed away September 28, 2020 in Harrison, Arkansas at the age of 90.

Mary Ellen was of the Baptist faith and loved spending time with her husband, singing and playing music. She was a farmerís wife and retired schoolteacher in the Carroll County area. Many loved and will remember her musical talent and teaching ability.

Mary Ellen married Archie Clarence Swofford on November 2, 1949 who survives her of the home; she is also survived by son Stephen Swofford of Berryville, Arkansas; daughter Marjorie White and husband Gary of Berryville, Arkansas; daughter LaVon Nance and husband Reyburn of Green Forest, Arkansas; grandchildren Stephanie Garvin and husband David of Berryville, Arkansas, Kellie Muller and husband Matt of Altus, Oklahoma, Janetta Smith and husband David of Berryville, Arkansas, Reyburn Nance and wife Tia of Green Forest, Arkansas, and Bryan Nance of De Moines, Iowa; eleven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; sister Gwin Logan; several nieces and nephews; many friends and neighbors.

She is preceded in death by her parents Mason and Gertie Holland; grandson Michael Nance; sister Joanne Salsman.

A private Graveside Service was held 10:00 am, Friday, October 2, 2020, at Hale Cemetery with Brother Jerry Spurlock officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at