Paul Lavon Perry, 87, passed from this life June 1, 2019, at his home. He was born October 14, 1931, in Laurel, Ms. The son of James Harvey Perry and Mary Gertrude (Holifield) Perry.

He married Mary Frances (Pryor) Perry of Laurel, MS. They were married for 64 years. They have two sons James Ricky Perry and Paul Randy Perry.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He worked for Roadway Trucking in Meridian, MS where he retired. He was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he served as deacon.

He is preceded in death by his parents Harvey Perry and Mary G. Perry. Three brother James Edward Perry of Crosby, TX, Ralph L. Perry of Meridian, MS, and Rayford Jerome Perry of Moss, MS.

He is survived by his wife Mary Frances (Pryor) Perry of Laurel, MS, two sons James Ricky Perry (Ruth Ann) of Columbus, MS and Paul Randy Perry (Rhea) of Rio Rancho, NM. Five grandchildren Brandy (Perry) Smith (Chris) of Waynesboro, MS, Tiffany (Perry) Hayes (Tony) of Vernon, AL, Ryan Perry of New Albany, MS, Nicole Perry of Albuquerque, NM and Micheal Perry of Rio Rancho, NM. He is survived by nine great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services for Mr. Perry will be as follows visitation Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3316 Pleasant Grove Sandersville Rd, Laurel, MS. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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