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Paul Bedwell (12-26-19) service 12-29-19

Paul E. Bedwell, 87, of Counce, died on Thursday, Dec. 26, in Savannah.
He was born in Tigrett, Tennessee, the son of the late Hurshel and Lucille Bedwell. He was united in marriage Sally Larise Long, who survives.
Mr. Bedwell honorably served his country in the United States Air Force from June 12, 1951 until June 11, 1955. During his time in the service, he earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. In 1956, he worked at Central High School as a crossing guard director and the Savannah City Police for six months, before he went on to become a Lieutenant Trooper for the Tennessee Highway Patrol – Memphis Division, where he worked until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church in Counce.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Larise Bedwell of Counce; daughter, Susan Simmons of Cordova, Tennessee; stepchildren, Dr. James G. Barnett of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Ann Underwood of Millington, Tennessee, Benny Barnett of Millington, Tennessee, and Kay Anderson of Oakland, Tennessee; sister, Sherry Cromwell of Grapevine, Texas; a granddaughter; five step grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Hanna.
Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 29, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Keith Driskell officiating. Burial followed in Memphis Memory Gardens at Memphis.