Paul L. Tuten

Born: Mon., Feb. 21, 1927
Died: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018


1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

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Mr. Paul L. Tuten, age 90, of Blackshear, died early Monday morning (2/12/18) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness.

A lifelong resident of Pierce County, he was born February 21, 1927 to the late Earnest Lawton and Azilee Henderson Tuten. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Navy during World War II.  Upon returning to Blackshear, he worked many years as a mechanic with Walker-McDonald Chevrolet and Padgett Pontiac Cadillac, both in Waycross.  He also enjoyed farming, raising cows, pigs, and chickens and his garden.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marguerite Tuten; 4 brothers, Albert Lawton Tuten, Lorin L. Tuten (wife Faye), Lonnie Tuten (wife Mary), and Leon James (wife Mary Kate); and brothers-in-law, Wilburn Parham and Jack Kilpatrick.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mary Waters Tuten; 2 daughters, Diane Cash (husband Randy) of Blackshear and Tammy Magrath (husband Mike) of Maumelle, Arkansas; a son, Tony Tuten of Blackshear; 7 grandchildren, Staci Cash of Blackshear, Michelle Fields (spouse Casey) of San Diego, CA, Rebekah Peirce (husband Matt) of Lincolnton, NC, Eric Magrath (wife Catherine) of Maumelle, Arkansas, LeeAnna Graham (husband Shane) of Sherwood, Arkansas, Cody Magrath of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Chad Tuten (wife Crystal) of Blackshear; 9 great grandchildren, Nicholas Bennett of Ft. Benning, GA , Abby and Colton Peirce, both of Lincolnton, NC, and Gabe Castro, AnnaLeigh Castro, Alexis Tuten, Alison Tuten, Landon Tuten, and Jace Tuten, all of Blackshear; 2 sisters, Lucille Dowling Parham of Blackshear and Louise Kilpatrick of Asheville, NC; a sister-in-law, Josephine Walker O’Steen of Blackshear; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday (2/17/18) at 3 PM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Waters Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 1:30 PM until time of the service.

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I hope you may find comfort at Revelation 21:4, “And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” We can look forward to the time when God will take away all reasons for distress and he even gives us a hope of a resurrection. (Acts 24:15) If you’d like to learn more about this beautiful hope, feel free to visit

Diane Cash
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Daddy, I know you have not been gone that long but it seems like forever. I miss you so much. I here your voice everyday at lunch time saying what are we having today gal. The house feels so empty without you here. Love you, Diane

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