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Paul Jerome Findley

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Paul Jerome Findley, the son of the late Emmett and Mae Ramsey Findley, was born in Russellville, Ark., on Nov. 9, 1917, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, May 28, 2007, at the age of 89.

Mr. Findley had lived in Lepanto, Ark., before moving to Essex in 1945. He was a farmer and a member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church.

On Oct. 23, 1937, he was married to Zelma Boyd in Leachville, Ark. She preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 2005.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Mott of Essex; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Ted Findley of Dacula, Ga.; six sisters, Sybil Ragsdale of Memphis, Tenn., Orpha McGarrity of Peoria, Ariz., Opalene Hartsfield of Conway, Ark., Jean Tilley of Plano, Texas, Helen Brown of Essex, and Margie Harbin of Savannah, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry and James Warren Findley; four brothers, Jack, Bobby, Pleas, and Freddie Findley; three sisters, Sonea Creel, Gladys Brinkley and Mildred Boyd.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2007, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Dale Gregory of Puxico, Rev. James Johns of Greenbriar, and Rev. Mike Brown of Sikeston officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

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