McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC


Paul Richard Courtney

25 May, 193430 December, 2019

Paul Richard Courtney, 85, went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2019.

He was born on May 25, 1934 to John and Rosalee Courtney. Paul was born in Monroe, NC but has resided in Erwin TN for the last 6 years. Paul was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Paul’s love for his family and for the Lord made an impression on many in his life. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Paul is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years Christine Courtney.

Paul leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Terecia Braswell & husband Paul; son, Randy Courtney & wife Cindy; daughter, Paulette Plyler and family. Grandchildren and family; Carrie Davis and Family, Brian Black and Family, Richard Braswell and Family, Paul Braswell Jr., and Family, Christina Cooper and Family. He also has many other loving family members, friends and church family that will cherish his memory.

Visitation will be Friday evening, January 3, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00pm in McEwen Funeral Home’s Colonial Chapel with interment following in Lakeland Memorial Park with military honors. McEwen Funeral Home is honored to serve the Courtney family.


  • Visitation Friday, 3 January , 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 4 January , 2020
  • Interment Friday, 3 January , 2020


Paul Richard Courtney

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Robin Flynn

January 8, 2020

Paul was one of our first Customer at our shop back in 1993 and was a loyal customer until he moved. Kind man. Love hearing his story about tracing his family tree.