Funeral services for Paul Pepper, 88, of Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Curry officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Mr. Pepper passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 in Athens.
Paul Curtis Pepper was born May 21, 1924 in Petrolia, Clay County, Texas the son of Roger Pepper and Carrie Watson Pepper. He was a dedicated member of the Lake Athens Baptist Church. Paul was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, baseball and metal detecting. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a family man and will be missed by all he knew and loved.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jay Austin and Cecil Austin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Martha Nell Pepper; two sons, Brennon Pepper of Athens, Lanny Pepper and wife Billie of LaRue; one daughter, Rhonda Elledge of Athens; eight grandchildren, Angela Price, Joshua Pepper, Kim Canuteson, Stephen Flud, Chad Flud, Landon Elledge, Rachel Martinez, Shannah Elledge and numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.
Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Pepper, Joseph Hicks, Oscar Martinez, Joshua Pepper, Chad Flud, Landon Elledge and Kenneth Myers. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Clay Hinton.