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Red Swain

Monday, September 17, 2001

NEW MADRID - Norman "Red" Swain, 79, died Sept. 14, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born Sept. 13, 1922, at Poe, son of the late Elza and Ethel Bell Tucker Swain, he was a self-employed painter and pest exterminator. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and member the New Madrid Methodist Church, he was also a member of American Legion Post 595 and the Masonic Lodge in New Madrid.

In 1948, he married Betty Jones who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Carolyn Adams and Marjorie Irby of New Madrid and Ethel Bell Klein of Lilbourn; one son, Charles Norman Swain of Lilbourn; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Masonic rites were conducted Saturday at Richards Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today. The Rev. John Holland, pastor of the New Madrid Methodist Church, will officiate.

American Legion Post 595 will conduct graveside military rites at the Evergreen Cemetery.