Paul Ryals


Paul Ryals, 80, of Marianna, Florida died August 14, 2022. Born in Geneva County, Alabama, he was the son of the late Melton and Thelma Ryals.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked all his life as a mechanic until his retirement. Paul loved gardening, but most of all spending time with his family.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Melton and Thelma Ryals; siblings, Curtis Ryals, Ray Ryals, Junior Ryals, Pauline Johnson, Kate Bass, and Linda Conroy.

Survivors include, partner, Zelma; son, Ruben; Grandson, Noah; and sister, Nora Dobbs, along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Rev. Terry Broom officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral services at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.

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