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Paul B. Saunders

November 9, 1928 ~ May 10, 2018 (age 89)

Paul B. Saunders, 89, Bidwell, Ohio passed away May 10, 2018 at his home. He was born November 9, 1928 in Gallia County, Ohio, son of the late Leonard and Ruby (Blazer) Saunders. His many memberships include: Vinton F&AM #131, Vinton, Ohio; York Rite Memberships include Pomeroy Chapter #80, Middleport, Ohio; Bosworth Council #46, Middleport, Ohio; Council of Anointed Kings State of Ohio; Ohio Valley Commandry #24, Middleport, Ohio; Past Deputy Division Commander of the 4th Division of York Rite; Knight Commander of the Temple, York Rite; Ohio Priority #18 Knight, York Cross of Honor, York Rite; Lafayette Red Cross of Constantine, Athens, Ohio, York Rite; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Gallipolis, Gallipolis, Ohio; Aladdin Shrine Temple, Columbus, Ohio; Gallipolis Shrine Club, Gallipolis, Ohio; Ohio River Valley AMD #104 -P.S.M.-R.B.E. Allied Masonic Degrees, Athens, Ohio; Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests #LXII, Cincinnati, Ohio; Ohio Valley York Rite College #196, Athens, Ohio and Vinton Chapter Order of Eastern Star #375, where he served four terms as Past Worthy Patron. He attended Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, Ohio.

He is survived by his daughters: Paula J. Barrick, Bidwell, Ohio and Patricia A. (James) Snyder, Sebring, Florida; grandson, Paul Brett (Tracy) Harrison, Vista, California; two great-grandchildren.

Paul married Betty Jean Carpenter Saunders November 16, 1947 at Mercerville, Ohio, who preceded him in death January 24, 2016. He was also preceded by four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Ohio with Pastor Bob Powell and Rev. Ray Kane, officiating. Entombment will follow in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Gallipolis. Friends and family may call at the funeral home Wednesday 4:00-8:00 PM. Eastern Star services will be conducted by the Vinton Chapter #375 at 7:30 PM followed by Masonic Services conducted by the Vinton A&FM Lodge #131, Vinton, Ohio.

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