Paula Hawkins Cox, 64, of Tiptonville, passed away at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 of Cancer.
She was a homemaker and a member of Tiptonville First Methodist Church.
She was the companion of Perry T. Butler of Tiptonville for 24 years. Paula was a major help in raising his three children, Alan, Kevin and Julia Butler from toddlers to adults. Paula was also a major help in taking care of his mother during her many years of illness.
Paula was preceded in death by her sister, Pama Hawkins of Union City and her parents, Gereldene (Gerry) and Thomas C. Hawkins of Jackson, TN.
She is survived by her children, Jennifer Cox of Union City, David Cox of Jackson, Alan Butler, Kevin Butler and Julia Butler Cureton, all of Tiptonville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church in Tiptonville with the Rev. Marita Burkeen officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive visitors from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Alan Butler, Kevin Butler, John Lindamood, Barry James and Albert Markham.