Thursday, March 20, 2003, Obituaries

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 20, 2003

Jean Richardson Paul

Services for Jean Richardson Paul, 88, of Elba who died Wednesday at Elba General Hospital will be at 11 a.m. Friday March 21, 2003 at First Baptist Church of Elba with Rev. Mart Gray officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery of Elba under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home of Elba.

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Visitation will be from 9. A.M. until 10:30 A.M. Friday March 21, 2003 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Paul was born April 01, 1914 in Dadeville and reared in Notasulga. Her parents were H. Harvey Richardson and Willie A. Richardson. She was a graduate of Montevallo College and taught Home Economics and Elementary Education in Elba until her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elba for over 60 years, a charter member of the Coffee County Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Honorary Society and a past member and officer of numerous professional, church and civic organizations. Mrs. Paul was very active in alumni work for the University of Alabama which her husband served as trustee for over 30 years and also served as Circuit Judge of Coffee and Pike Counties.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eris F. Paul; mother, Willie Richardson; father, Henry Harvey Richardson; granddaughter, Susan Kirkland; sister, Alma Matt and a brother, Olin Richardson.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanice Kirkland of Andalusia; son-in-law, Jimmy Kirkland of Andalusia; son, Brice R. Paul of Enterprise; daughter-in-law, Lynda Paul of Enterprise; sisters, Mary Briant of Marietta, Georgia and Nina Kennedy of Columbus, Georgia; brother, Harold Richardson of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandson, Bryan Paul of Tuscaloosa; granddaughter, Kimberly Back of Gadsden; grandson-in-law, Kent Back of Gadsden; great-grandson, Allen Back of Gadsden and a great-granddaughter, Kirkland Back of Gadsden.

The family request that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 507, Elba, Al. 36323 or Eris and Jean Paul Memorial Scholarship, University of Alabama Alumni Association, P.O. Box 861928,

Tuscaloosa, Al. 35486.