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“We have had the good fortune of knowing PAUL, and never knew anyone who was able to show his joy for life better than he could. Would not it be great...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Burl and Joan Compton - Roanoke, VA

“You were a very special person to me i have wonderfull memories as a child living next door you will be missed. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Gautier - Narrows, VA

“Dear Family, Paul's life was always a smile. His first handshake and smile in December 1962 has lingered with me all these years. Then he had the...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Don & Imogene Orfield - VA

“will miss you very much you were agood friend for years your fried wayne estep narrows va ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of Mr. Paul passing. He was one of the kindest and cheerful gentlemen I have ever met. He "always" had a smile on his face, and...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Randy A. Bailey - VA - friend

“Alvin & Bonnie, I'm gonna miss seeing Poppy when I visit you two. He was always sitting in the same place and always had something pleasant and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Swain - Bassett, VA

“Being one of Uncle Paul's nieces was a great honor for me in my life. He was a man who lived life to the fullest and who never had anything...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Sarah Cleary Jennings - NC

“I have very fond memories of Paul at the VFW Bingo where my sister and I used to go. He was always joking and telling me he wanted to marry me and we...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Thomas - Narrows, VA

“What a wonderful, happy looking man your father was, Dave. Steve and I wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara and Steve Burlingame - VA

“I am also sorry to hear about Paul. He was a good friend and I am proud to have known him. Paul and my Dad were good friends. He will be sadly missed...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Allen Riddle - Narrows, VA

“I am sorry for your lose. Paul had a great sense of humor, friendly to all who saw him. My family will miss him dearly. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Deidri Thornton - Narrows, VA

“Just wanted to say I will miss you. Thank you for being the best grandpa in the world.Some of the best times of my life were spent with you. I will...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Anthony Caudill - Narrows, VA

“So sorry for your loss..I got to know Paul while he was at Golden Living. He was right across the hall from my mother in law..There was many times...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Kim Kidd - Collinsville, VA

“I worked with Paul when he was with First Virginia. He would always come into the Bank with a smile and a joke to tell. He had us all in stitches. ...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Gary Nelson - Narrows,, VA

“Papaw we sure will miss you when we go to papa & nana house here house will never be the same.. We love you and will miss you. Kortne, Katie, Robin ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Robin Gilbert & Girls - sylvania, OH

“Your family is in our thoughts & Prayers! Mr. Caudill will be sorely missed! ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Margie Gilbert - Bassett, VA


“I will miss you pappaw. Thank you for being the best grandpa ever. Love you always! Tell mammaw hello and I miss her too!Anthony and family ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Anthony Caudill - Narrows, VA

“We are so sorry to hear of Pauls passing. He was such a wonderful gentleman. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Lewis&Sandra Haldren - Rich Creek, VA

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Paul Callie Caudill, age 103 of Narrows and Collinsville passed away Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Martinsville.

He was born in Springfield, North Carolina on April 13th, 1908 and was the son of the late Trellie and Martha Blevins Caudill. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Gladys Marie Crawford Caudill; a sister, Lillie Gamble; and two brothers, Clay and Grant Caudill.

Having served in the United States Army, Paul was the oldest living World War II veteran in Giles County before moving to Henry County in his later years. He was a life member of American Legion Post #68 and an active member of VFW Post #6000 in Narrows. Paul was a faithful member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Narrows. A skilled auto mechanic, Paul worked for Dominick Chevrolet in Narrows and Croy Motor Sales in Pearisburg before retiring from Ingram Pontiac in Pearisburg. He was also a courier for the former First Virginia Bank. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Paul will be deeply missed by his family and many friends throughout both Giles County and Henry County.

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, David Caudill and wife Cynthia of Moneta, Alvin Caudill and wife Bonnie of Collinsville; four grandsons, David Scott Caudill, Michael Lee Caudill, Anthony Lloyd Caudill, and Timothy Alvin Caudill; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 11 AM at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Narrows with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg with graveside rites conducted by VFW Post #6000 of Narrows, American Legion Posts #68 of Narrows, Post #311 of Pembroke, and Post #145 of Peterstown. The family will receive friends at First Christian Church Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider either American Legion Post # 68 or VFW Post #6000.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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