Former Clay County Judge Harry Niewald Dead at 92

Monday, February 19, 2018
Harry Niewald, Sr.

Former Clay County Judge, Harry C Niewald, Sr., passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Piggott Community Hospital, in Piggott. He was 92 years old.

A native of Missouri, he moved to the Piggott area in the late 1940s to help establish the new Brown Shoe Company location. In 1950, he married Audia J. Boyd and became part of the family farming operation. He later purchased the farm, and became a very successful hog farmer, operating a state-of-the-art facility to raise his Landrace and Duroc pigs.

Later in life he was elected to the Clay County Quorum Court, and afterward spent eight years as Clay County Judge. Following his retirement from public office he spent an additional two years working for the Clay County Road Department.

A veteran of the United States Army in World War II, he was a 50 year member of Eastern Star Masonic Lodge #207, after becoming a Master Mason in May of 1953. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Piggott, and was very active in politics as a member of the Clay County Democratic Central Committee.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott. Services will be held Saturday at First Baptist Church of Piggott. The complete obituary for Harry Niewald may be found in that section of this website.

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