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May 22, 2011

John Huey Swofford

John Huey Swofford, 90, passed away at 11:40 a.m. on May 19, 2011. He was born on March 5, 1921, to John and Parlee Swofford. Huey served in the United States Army in World War II and as one of his assigned duties, he was chosen to guard President Roosevelt’s estate in Hyde Park in New York. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church for over 50 years and served as a Deacon of the church. Huey retired from the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, after 20 years of employment.

Huey was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Verna (Gaston) Swofford; and both of his parents. 

He is survived by his wife, Leola (Price) Swofford; three sons, Craig Swofford and his wife Vicki, Joe Swofford and his wife Teri, and Larry Stovall and his wife Linda; three daughters, Rebecca Maines and her husband Roy, Bonnie Douglas, and Tresa Hammon and her husband Roger; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2011, at First Southern Baptist Church with Dr. Ryan Berryhill officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today, May 22, 2011, at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a donation be made to the First Southern Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made at:

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