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Sterling Paul Welborn Jr., 85

New Albany MS obituary 2017

 Sterling Paul Welborn Jr.

(August 6, 1931 – February 8, 2017)


Sterling Paul Welborn, Jr. of New Albany, Mississippi passed away on February 8, 2017.

Paul is survived by his daughter Suzanne Welborn Jortner of Dallas, TX, and his son Sterling Paul Welborn, III (Amy) of New Albany, MS. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren Katie Mackenzie Jortner of Washington, D.C., Grant Jortner of Dallas, TX, Drew Welborn, John Wright Welborn, and Laura Ruth Welborn all of New Albany. He is also survived by a sister, Patricia Curtis (David) of Yuma, Arizona along with his extended family in both Tennessee and Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his wife Doris, his brother Joe and his son-in-law Tom Jortner.

Paul was a longtime resident of Dyersburg, TN. He was a loving father and grandfather, which led he and Doris to move to both Birmingham, AL and New Albany, MS to be close to their children and grandchildren.

Paul served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was past director of the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce. He worked for several years in the banking and insurance industries along with co-owning Merle Norman cosmetics in Dyersburg for 35 years with his wife Doris. In his retirement, he served as a bookkeeper and advisor to his son in his business in New Albany.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the New Albany First United Methodist Church Building Fund (PO Box 156, New Albany, MS 38652).

There will be a visitation at the New Albany First United Methodist Church on Saturday February 11 from 10am-11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service. A private interment will be held at a later date.



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