He was born Sept. 3, 1918, to Fred and Ella (O'Dell) Northup of Northup, Ohio.
Paul was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School. A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. English DD-696 destroyer.
He retired from K & K Manufactured Homes and Scioto Estates Manufactured Housing Community at South Bloomfield. He was a former member of Centenary Methodist Church at Centenary. He was currently a member of Fellowship Baptist Church at Gallipolis.
He married Madge A. Elliott on May 2, 1937, in Greenup, Ky., his beloved wife of 63 years who preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2000.
Also preceding him in death are parents Fred and Ella Northup, brother Odell Northup, and sister Mildred Harrison.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include, son Gary Northup (Jennifer Petrie) of Grove City; granddaughters Kimberly (Mark) Groves of Grove City, and Kathy (Mark) Wood of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter-in-law Carolyn Northup of Nashville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren Matthew (Kimberly) Groves, Adam Groves and Spencer Groves of Grove City, and Ezra Wood of Nashville, Tenn.; sister Pearl Burnett of Gallipolis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home at Ashville, Ohio, from 2 to 5 p.m. Calling hours on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, will be held at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Paul and Madge Northup Scholarship Fund, in lieu of flowers.
There will be full military services at the graveside by volunteers of area veteran lodges.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.