Barbara Ann “Cissie Swift” Emmons

Monday, June 8, 2020

Barbara Ann “Cissie Swift” Emmons, 82, of Blytheville passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020. She was born June 8, 1937, in Blytheville to James Leo Swift and Mary “Rilla” Sides Swift.

Barbara had a full life and was loved by many. Her family was her life. The most joy she found was in spending time with her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of her eye. Barbara also had many friends. She had a great personality and made friends everywhere she went. She loved to laugh, tell stories, sing songs, and go to yard sales. She also enjoyed travelling and going on family vacations. She loved her Cokes and enjoyed coke floats!

Barbara was a homemaker. She also owned and operated The Mason Jar restaurant and SkateWorld at one time. She babysat many children in the community and was known as Nan/Nanny to many. Late in life Barbara enjoyed attending Arkansas Northeastern College. She was loved by her classmates and was an excellent student.

She was a life longmember of the American Legion and the VFW. She was also a member of Yarbro Baptist Church. She was dearly loved and will be missed greatly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne Elmo Emmons, Sr.; three brothers, Tommy Guy Swift, James “Jim” Swift and Billy Wayne Swift; three sisters, Peggy MaryLee Burgette, June Nash and Ida “Tenni” Lucy.

She is survived by her son, Wayne Jr. and Jessica Emmons, of Harrison; six daughters, Pam Sweat of Harrison, Kathy Weston, of Memphis, Tenn., Debi and Dale Devers, of Clear Lake, Lisa Carney, of Collierville, Tenn., Lynda Emmons and Abelardo Tenorio, of Armorel, and Tracye and David Garner, of Armorel; grandchildren, Marilla Sweat, of Sacremento, Calif., Chuck Howell, Glen Weston, Matthew Weston, all of Memphis, Tenn., Dixie and Jered Gray, Amanda and Travis Miller, all of Clear Lake, Isabela Tenorio and David Alan Garner III, both of Armorel, Rylee and Caleb Godsey, of Yarbro, Wayne Elmo Emmons III, Elec “EJ” Emmons, Leo Emmons and Cissie Emmons (arriving in October), all of Harrison; a host of great-grandchildren; one brother, Terry “Sonny” and Sharon Swift, of Ravenden; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in honor of her grandson David Alan Garner.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 8, but due to Covid-19 services are private. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at