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Paul Douglas Willard

April 30, 1947 — July 17, 2023

Paul Douglas Willard, 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, went to be with Jesus on Monday, July 17, 2023, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia. Paul was born April 30, 1947, in Swainsboro, GA to Emory Douglas and Grace Butler Willard. 

Paul was preceded in death by father, Emory Willard; mother, Grace Willard; brother, David Willard; and grandson Josh Perry.  He is survived by his spouse, Brenda Willard; daughter, Tammy (Howie) Dent; step-daughter, Deanna (JD) Perry; granddaughter, Madison (Chris) Palm; great-grandchildren, Noelle Perry and Oliver Palm.

Paul loved the Lord and sharing that love by helping other people.  He loved his family deeply.  He was known by his grandkids as "#1 Papa!" He had a huge heart of service to others.  

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