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Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR

OBITUARY

Elbert Jackson Swaim

October 30, 1939June 27, 2020
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Elbert Jackson “Jackie” Swaim, 80, of Van Buren, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Fort Smith. He was born October 30, 1939 in Van Buren to the late Fred and Evelyn Swaim. He was an upholsterer, and of the Assembly of God faith. He was loved greatly. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 38 years, Glenda Swaim; a son Richard Dean Swaim; a son-in-law, Rick Brown; and a grandson, Braxton Goins.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Swaim of Fort Smith; six daughters, Pam Gregory (Glenn) of Mountainburg, Jacqueline Brown of Van Buren, Susan Liggett (Bill) of Mulberry, Kimberly Cantrell (Jody) of Van Buren, Marty Goins (J.R. Williams) of Alma, and Lisa Laney (Larry) of Muldrow; two sons, Steve Swaim of Muskogee, and Jerry Dale Bledsoe of Vero Beach, FL; a sister, Glenda Jones of Liberty, OK; four brothers, Charlie Swaim and Robert Swaim, both of Van Buren, and Jerry Swaim and Earl Swaim, both of Natural Dam; nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

Private funeral service will be held at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Jody Cantrell, J.R. Williams, Billy Liggett, Austin Turner, Shawn Brown, and Anthony Brown.

Viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.

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William "Bill" Liggett

June 29, 2020

I have greatest respect for my Father in law Jackie Swaim a good man was he and he is greatly missed.

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