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John Paul Belew Jr.

John Paul Belew Jr.

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:02 am

 The Messenger, January 11, 2010

John Paul Belew Jr., 49, of Newbern, son of Faye (Stanfill) Russom of Kenton, died Jan. 9, 2010, at his home.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern, with the Rev. Jeremy Ballinger officiating. Burial was to follow in Kenton’s Sunnyside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were to be James Sisk, Jerry Mount, Sammy Renfroe, Gerald Scott, Lance Estes and Bryan Hubbard.

He was born Jan. 19, 1960, in Jackson, son of Mrs. Russom and the late John Paul Belew Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had also served in the Tennessee National Guard. He was employed at World Color Press. 

Survivors also include his daughter, Brittney Belew of Newbern; his stepson, Sammy Renfroe of Newbern; his stepfather, Joel Russom of Kenton; his sister, Bett Jewell of Dyer; his brother, Edward Belew of Memphis; three grandchildren, Amber Renfroe, Crystal Renfroe and Nicholas Renfroe, all of Newbern; and his great-grandson, Damian Smith.

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