E. F. "Bebe" Paulus Obituary:
Funeral Date: 6/1/2004
E. F. “Bebe” Paulus, Jr. age 83, of Warren, Arkansas died Saturday May 29, at the Bradley County Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1921 at Warren, Arkansas a son of the late E. F. Paulus, Sr. and Blanche Cahill Paulus. He was a graduate of Warren High School, attended Arkansas A & M College (University of Arkansas-Monticello) and was a 1947 graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He joined the Arkansas National Guard in 1939 and was mobilized on January 6, 1941 in the 206th Coastal Battalion and was shipped out to Dutch Harbor on August 11, 1941. With 3 years of service in the Aleutians he was transferred to Muskogee, Oklahoma where he received his commission as a Sergeant. He received his discharge on November 11, l945 after the Battle of the Bulge in Germany and after accumulating 129 points, 2 Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. He was associated with the Warren Cotton Oil and Manufacturing Company, was in sales for Wilson Oak Flooring Company and retired as land agent for Potlatch Corporation with 25 years of service. He was a past member of the U of A-Fayetteville Alumni Board, a past member of the University of Arkansas-Monticello Foundation, a past president and current member of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Foundation, past president and board member of the Southeast Arkansas Concert Association, a current member of the University of Arkansas National Development Council, Fayetteville, a member, deacon and elder of First Presbyterian Church, served 2 terms as Mayor of the City of Warren in the 1950s, past member of the Warren School Board, member, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Warren Rotary Club, current member of the board of Friends of the Warren Branch Library, current member of the board of the Bradley County Medical and Health Foundation, past member of the Board of the Arkansas Forestry Association and past member of the executive committee of the Committee for the Restoration of Old Main at the U of A-Fayetteville. Surviving is his wife Olive Wise Paulus whom he married on September 3, 1946 at Warren, Arkansas; 2 sons Dr. Tom Paulus, M.D. and spouse Jan and Mike Paulus and spouse Jo all of Little Rock, Ark; 1 daughter Lee Leming and spouse Jim, Swarthmore, Penn; 4 grandchildren Lt.Jg. Matthew Paulus, US Navy, Perisan Gulf, Stephen Paulus, Little Rock, Ark, George Leming, Washington, DC and Chad Leming, New Orleans, La. e wasHeHH He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers Robert Erwin “Bob” Paulus and John William “Jack” Paulus. Memorial services were 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 1, at First Presbyterian Church of Warren with Rev. Jim Moseley officiating. Janice Majors was organist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Rusty Rowell, Vol Ford, Bryan Martin, Curtis Blaninship, Jr., Stephen Paulus, George Leming, Chad Leming and Dr. Kerry Pennington. Memorials preferred to the Bradley County Medical and Health Foundation, Warren Branch Library, the Warren YMCA Foundation or First Presbyterian Church of Warren.