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James Thomas Paul

December 11, 1949 ~ October 31, 2022 (age 72)


Mr. James Thomas Paul of Raeford went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 31, 2022, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital surrounded by his family.

James was born on December 11, 1949, in Robeson County to the late Archie Thomas Paul and Elma Lamm Paul.  

He was preceded in death by his brother, George Lewis Paul, and sister Grace York.

James was a Past Master Mason of St. Alban’s Lodge #114 of Lumberton, and a Shriner. He was an avid golfer and collector of many things and a chess aficionado. James loved spending time with his family and friends as well as his fellow Masons and Shriners.

James is survived by his wife Diane Finch Taylor, daughter, Jennifer Finley, two sisters; Una Paul Wade, and Ila Paul Killian, four stepsons; Nathan Taylor (Lindsey), Brian Taylor, Jae Keith, and Barry Keith, nine grandchildren; Nolan, Ethan, Cassidy, Austin, Gavin, Aiden, Max, Logan, and Henry, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 3-4 pm Friday, November 4, 2022, at Galatia Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8800 Galatia Church Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

A memorial service will follow at 4 pm at the church with Herman Autry officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Shriners Hospital for Children at 29000 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa Florida, 33607.

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November 4, 2022

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Galatia Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (Fayetteville, NC)

Memorial Service
November 4, 2022

4:00 PM
Galatia Presbyterian Church (Galatia Church Road, Fayetteville, NC)

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