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Cecil Melvin Paris

January 27, 1935 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 85)


Cecil Paris, 85, of Smithland passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at his residence.

Cecil was a retired operator from Local 181, a U.S. Veteran, and formerly worked for Smith Funeral Chapel as a funeral assistant. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He enjoyed being outdoors, coon hunting, gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Surviving is his son, Greg Paris of Smithland; two sisters, Lavenia Parish of Ledbetter and Frankie Champion of Smithland; and several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Paris; seven brothers, Jewell Paris, Loyd Paris, Henry Paris, Richard Paris, Chester Paris, Johnny Paris, Horace Paris; and one sister, Cora Dupriest. His parents were Ollie and Maude Paris.

Funeral services will be at 3:00pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brian Hodge officiating. Burial will follow at Iuka Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family from 1:00pm to service hour on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements.

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August 26, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Smith Funeral Chapel (Smithland, KY)

Funeral Service
August 26, 2020

3:00 PM
Smith Funeral Chapel (Smithland, KY)

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