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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries

Herman Preus VI

Herman Preus, 77, Paris, died Oct. 4 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Henry.

He married Katharine Krueger and she survives with two step-sons Dever Krueger, Atoka, Tenn.; Nicholas Krueger, Texas; sisters Meren Ring and Elizabeth Wermer, Minn.

He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Bethel Seminary in Minn. He was a master mold maker and tool designer and held three patents for fishing tackle. He worked at Paris Tool and Die.

Memorials may be made to the Food Bank, 55 Jones Bend Rd., Paris; and Salvation Army, 304 W. Washington St., Paris.


Thomas "Tom" Swider

Tom Swider, 65, Paris, died Oct. 3 at his residence. Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Woodburg. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He married Peggy Swider and she survives with a daughter Kimberly Fisher, Paris; sons Michael Fisher, Paris; John Fisher, Nashville; Jeff Swider, Mich. sister Annette Sisk, Mich.; brother Jim Swider, Mich.

He was a retired police officer in Garden City, Mich.


Walter Wesley Newton

Walter Newton, 55, Buchanan, died Oct. 2 at his residence. The body will be cremated. Ridgeway Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

He married Vickie Newton and she survives with a son, Joshua Sadler, Dallas; sister Kathy Peterson, N.C.; and brothers Billy, Scott and Morris Newton, all of N.C.

He was a US Navy veteran and retired construction worker.

Margaret Cooper

Margaret Cooper, 89, Springville, died Oct. 2 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Grove Cemetery. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She married Tom Cooper and he died in 1995. She was raised a Catholic.

Survivors include a daughter JoAnn McDaniel, S.C. and several grand and great-grandchildren.

Harriet Thomas

Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating, burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Lucas Ragan, Garrett Wyatt, Danny Laird and Kevin Baumgardener.

Visitation 12:00 - 2:00PM Saturday.

She was born in Springville, TN to the late Cuterill and Winnie Clendenin Hicks. On April 1, 1952 she married Henry Leonard Thomas, he preceded April 28, 1996.

Survived by a daughter: Susan (Danny Laird) Thomas, Jackson, TN; grandchildren: Sancha (Kevin Baumgardener) Wyatt and Lucus (Jennifer) Ragan and three great-grandchildren: Ashley Wyatt, Garrett Wyatt and Jacob Ragan.

Preceded by a brother: James Earl Hicks.





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