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Paul Walker Coursen

March 6, 1937 - July 19, 2014
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Paul W. Coursen NEW BERN | Paul W. Coursen went to be with his Lord July 19, 2014, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born March 6, 1937 in Barkeyville, Pa. to Clinton and Carrie Coursen. He was the next to youngest and last surviving sibling of eight brothers and sisters. Paul is survived by his wife of six years, Linda; sons, Randy of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Barbara Ludwig and husband Tim of New Bern and Gretchen Kelley and husband Thomas of Thomasville; granddaughter, Taylor Romans and husband Kito of New Bern; and grandson, Jeremy Durbin and fiance Ashley Hedgecock of Charlotte. He was...
Paul W. Coursen
NEW BERN | Paul W. Coursen went to be with his Lord July 19, 2014, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born March 6, 1937 in Barkeyville, Pa. to Clinton and Carrie Coursen. He was the next to youngest and last surviving sibling of eight brothers and sisters. Paul is survived by his wife of six years, Linda; sons, Randy of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Barbara Ludwig and husband Tim of New Bern and Gretchen Kelley and husband Thomas of Thomasville; granddaughter, Taylor Romans and husband Kito of New Bern; and grandson, Jeremy Durbin and fiance Ashley Hedgecock of Charlotte. He was also a loving stepfather to Linda's four children and 13 grandchildren.

Paul worked most of his life as a buyer in various bus companies and retired from TW Phillips Gas and Oil Company in Pennsylvania. He moved to New Bern in 2005 and became part of the community. Paul was a Master Mason of the AF&AM Masonic Lodge since 1963 and a proud member of the Sudan Shriners. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the New Bern Shrine Club.

Paul graduated high school from Victory High School in Harrisville, Pa. in 1955 and was valedictorian of his graduating class. He played sports as a young man and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Paul was a kind gentle man who loved life, loved animals, especially his dog Dillon, and loved his family and friends. He was quick to assist anyone who needed his help and always offered his sage advice when appropriate.

Paul will be missed by his loving family but he will live on forever in their hearts. A celebration of his life will be held at Cotten Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014. The family will receive friends at Cotten Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, 950 West Farris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605, attention Donor Development.

Condolences may be made to the Coursen family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.

Cotten Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

"I love you so much, grandpa. Forever and ever. And "that's a fact."" Taylor

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