By Charlotte Underwood / Staff writer
James Edwin Paul, 49, died on Sept. 19 at his home in Corbin. He was remembered as a caring man and a detail-oriented funeral director by those who worked with him at Ellison’s Funeral Home. Paul had worked at the funeral home for over 25 years.
“Jim was just a very good-hearted person who was always willing to extend a helping hand,” said Mary Whitaker who worked with Paul for over 20 years at the funeral home.
“His giving nature stood out the most; he had a good humble heart,” Whitaker said.
Paul was a member of the Frankfort Baptist Church as well as a member of the Williamsburg Masonic Lodge No. 490 F & AM, the Oleika Shrine Temple and past president of the Whitley County Shrine Club. He was also president and founder of the Ken-Tenn Disaster Relief Team.
“He helped transport millions of dollars of food and merchandise down to people who needed it in Miss., after Hurricane Katrina; it was just the kind of man that he was, always trying to help,” Whitaker said.
“Jim Paul was a person that looked after others rather than his own self; he cared more about taking care of others and let him self go,” said Ellison Funeral Home employee Don Lindsay who knew Paul his “whole life.”
“He was a real good business man who followed right in his father Carl’s footsteps. He was a caring person and we are going to miss everything about him,” Lindsay said.
The funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Ellison Funeral Home Chapel with James Bro. James Hodge and Bro. Bill Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. A Masonic service by the Williamsburg Masonic Lodge will be conducted at 8 p.m.
By Charlotte Underwood / Staff writer
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