Aubrey Dale "A. D." Paul, Sr.
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Services for Aubrey Dale "A. D." Paul, Sr. will be held at10:00 a.m., Monday, January 7, 2013 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville with Reverends Charles Hutzler and Steve Speer officiating. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery.
The family requests that visitation be observed Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Hixson Brothers, Pineville from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will continue on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.
Mr. A. D. "Chalk" Paul, Sr., age 74, went to be with his Lord Friday, January 04, 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease
He was the son of Parson and Essie Dale Olive Paul of Deville. He attended Buckeye High School and served in the Louisiana National Guard. Mr. Paul was well known and respected by many in Central Louisiana. He was the long time manager of the T. G. & Y. department store in Tioga throughout the 1970's and 80's. Many current local business leaders, law enforcement, educational leaders, and even medical professionals remember Mr. Paul as their first boss and have commented how much they learned from and respected him. In the 1990's he opened and successfully owned "Chalk's One Stop" in his home town of Deville. Many of the area knew him as "Mr. Chalk" or simply "Chalk" as this was the nick name given to him as a child at Buckeye Elementary for being so tall and slender. He lived his life and ran his business by the simple instructions given to him by his Lord, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". He lived these words daily by how he treated all people regardless of position or race. He treated everyone he met fairly, compassionately, and respectfully. A. D. "Chalk" Paul, Sr. loved his family, loved to work, loved the outdoors, loved sports and loved his Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Parson and Essie Dale Olive Paul, sisters, Delores Paul Seymour, Barbara Nell Paul Best, and Martha Beth Paul Johnson, and a grandson, Nicholas Jacob Paul.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years, Mary Lois Mabou Paul, Son, A. D. Paul, Jr. and wife, Susan and sons, Jeremy and Christopher; daughter, Kathy Paul Brouillette and husband, Newt and their children, Sydney and Colin, son, Reverend Kevin Paul and wife, Penny and their son, Caleb; brothers, James E. Paul, Herbert Walton Paul and sister, Connie Jean Sharbano.
Pallbearers will be Paul Lee Johnson, Randy Cole, Ricky Cole, John Scott, Jr., Rodney Gaspard and Dan Seymore.
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To extend online condolences to the Paul family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on Jan. 5, 2013