GREAT FALLS – Mr. Paul Aaron Tyson Sr., 81, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
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Funeral services are 4 p.m. today, Oct. 20, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Grover Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, 26 Underwood Ave., Great Falls.
Mr. Tyson was born Oct. 19, 1931 in Union County, N.C. and was a son of the late William Bogan Tyson and Naomi Green Tyson.
He attended the schools of Great Falls and retired from J.P. Stevens Company and Grand Central Truck Stop.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Mitchell Tyson; one son, Paul A. Tyson Jr. of Quincy, Ill.; three granddaughters, Nicole Lawhorn, Elisabeth Rockhold and Erica Rockhold; three grandsons, Aaron Tyson, Evan Rockhold and Ethan Rockhold; three great-granddaughters; and one sister, Vivian T. Gainey of Fort Lawn.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, John and Jack Tyson and Gudger Sumners; and five sisters, Sue Jones, Doris Jackson, Aileen Stroud, Ethel Sumners and Bonnie McIver.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.dantzlerbakerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Lancaster News on Oct. 20, 2013