Since 1970, Sissy’s Log Cabin has been an iconic, family-owned and -operated jewelry store known for its quality and customer service. Today, Sissy’s has evolved into Arkansas’ largest independently owned jewelry store with 12,000 square feet of showroom filled with diamonds, jewelry, estate jewelry, fine gifts and fabulous antiques. Sissy’s Log Cabin currently has five locations in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Memphis and Conway.
The story of Sissy’s Log Cabin began in 1970 when Sissy Jones noticed a log cabin that was for sale as she was driving down U.S. Highway 79 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Sissy, an avid collector of antiques, began renting the cabin for $50 a month and stocked it with antiques from her attic and home. Soon, word began to spread about the wonderful goods that could be found at Sissy’s Log Cabin, where Sissy made her living by appraising and selling her antiques.
Sissy’s Log Cabin has always been a family-focused business. Sissy credits her success to hard work, family, good friends, wonderful customers, and, of course, “the help of a few angels.” Sissy calls all of her 100 plus employees her “working family;” not to mention that her husband, Murphy Jones, son Bill Jones, daughter Ginger Jones Cheatham, grandsons and neice have all worked for the company. The Sissy’s staff of experienced professionals have received numerous awards on both the state and national level.
Founder | EXECUTIVE Board of Directors
Sissy Jones Bio: Sissy Jones never does anything halfway. When she decided to change her focus from antiques to jewelry, she studied the subject at the very best schools. She has attended the Gemological Institute of America in California, McCarthey Jewelry Design School in Mena, Trenton Jewelry/Goldsmith School in Memphis and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Sissy is also a licensed appraiser of antique jewelry.
SECRETARY TREASURER | EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Education: Georgia Institute of Technology for Electrical Engineering and Gemological Institute of America. Community involvements: Member of Lakeside United Methodist Church and Salvation Army Board member, and serves on many boards in the community.
CEO | EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Graduate of Pine Bluff High, attended University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Little Rock. Graduate of Gemology Institute of America at Santa Monica and Graduate Gemologist. National and State Design Contest Winner. Community involvements: Member of Lakeside United Methodist Church and Lay Leader, member of 40 Under 40, President of Pine Bluff & Little Rock Sissy’s Log Cabin, Wildwood Realty. Past Chairman of: SEARK Arts and Science Center, Ducks Unlimited, and 50 for the Future. Stop by and visit with Bill at his Little Rock location.
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY | EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
As Executive Secretary, Sharri Jones is full of enthusiasm and deeply committed to giving customers a warm experience at Sissy’s Log Cabin. Wife of president Bill Jones and a key member of many influential organizations, Sharri is an integral part of the Sissy’s team and our local community. Full of life (and love for fine jewelry) Sharri serves on the Sissy’s Board of Directors. Sharri graduated from Pine Bluff High school and has a BS in elementary education.
WILLIAM M. JONES, IV
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS | EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Son of Sharri and Bill Jones as well as a third generation jeweler, William is a 2012 Graduate of University of Arkansas Conway with both a Business and Finance degree. He recently became a Graduate Gemologist from GIA in 2013.
WYATT CHAMPION JONES
Wyatt, son of Sharri and Bill Jones, is a graduate of the Watson Chapel High School class of 2012 and is also a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America. Wyatt has joined to Memphis sales team.
STORE MANAGER | BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe has worked for Sissy’s since December 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He is a member of Jonesboro Young Professional Network and St. Bernard’s Advocates. Joe is a graduate of the Leadership Jonesboro class of 2013. He is a GIA accredited jewelry professional and is currently working towards his Gemology degree.