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James Thomas Paul

September 3, 1937 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

James Paul Obituary

Mr. James Paul, 86, of Gray, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Funeral services will be at Plentitude Baptist Church, Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 2:00 with the Reverend Tommy Freeman officiating. The family will greet friends one hour before the service. Interment at Plentitude Baptist Church Cemetery will follow the service.

James Paul grew up in Peavine, GA. He graduated from Lafayette High School, attended Berry College, University of Texas, and UGA (where he received his doctorate degree). He met Helen while stationed in Savannah at Hunter. He retired after over 30 years working for the U S Forest Service, followed by working at the Georgia Forestry Commission and teaching at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was a member of Plentitude Baptist Church in Gray where he was a Deacon, Senior Adult Sunday School teacher, Youth leader, and champion for the Speakers Tournament over the years. He also served as a Gideon.

Mr. Paul is preceded in death by his son, John Paul; his brother; and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen Barrett Paul; daughter, Maria Paul Brannen (Roger); grandsons, Kyle Brannen and Tyler Brannen (Amber); great-grandchildren, Rhett and Caroline Brannen; special niece and family, Donna Morrison (Mitch), April Hardee (Scott), Slayden Hardee; and several more nieces, nephews and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial gifts be made to Plentitude Baptist Church, 145 Plentitude Baptist Church Road, Gray, GA 31032 or Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers, Inc. (www.bibledrillandspeakers.com) 1044 Monticello Drive, Monroe, Ga 30655.

Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032 has charge of arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 28, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Plentitude Baptist Chuch
145 Plentitude Church Road
Gray, GA 31032

Funeral Service
Thursday
March 28, 2024

2:00 PM
Plentitude Baptist Chuch
145 Plentitude Church Road
Gray, GA 31032

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
March 28, 2024

Plentitude Baptist Church Cemetery
145 Plentitude Church Rd
Gray, GA 31032

Donations

Plentitude Baptist Church
145 Plentitude Baptist Church Road, Gray GA 31032
Tel: 1-478-986-5865
Web: https://www.facebook.com/plentitude/

Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers, Inc.
Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers, Inc., Monroe GA 30655
Tel: 1-470-650-8452
Web: http://www.bibledrillandspeakers.com

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