Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel

412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA


Charles Henry Paule

January 13, 1937May 7, 2019

PAULE, Charles Henry, 82, of Louisa, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Charles was the son of the late Charles Paule and Lucy Horst. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Paule. Charles retired after 38 years serving Richmond City as a gas pipe installer and inspector. He took pride in his work and also enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his children, Tammy M. Paule and Donna F. Wood (Michael E. Wood); grandchildren, Shane "Boo Boo" W. Paule, Eli C. Paule, Michael Hunter Wood and Dominic Wood; siblings, William Horst, Ann Grazer and Linda Gooding. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Dr., Sandston. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Charles Henry Paule

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Wilhelm Horst

May 10, 2019

Thanks, Ann, for your catalogue of memories from our days down on the farm with Pete. I remember having to tote water to the tobacco planter from the age of 8. Pete was planting the seedlings with the planter contraption, this being the days before we had a tractor and a more automated piece of equipment. Later I got to drop the seedlings, and finally got to take Pete's lace doing the actual planting. Pete was always the instructor.

We'd have to get 55 gallon barrels of water from the creek, pulling a wagon with the team of mules for years before the Farmall A showed up. Later on he taught us to sucker the fields and that was the dirtiest job of all. Working was a lot of fun. Pete like grabbing the worms and twisting them in too to see the green goo squirt out. He and Ann were fond of chasing us younger kids through the fields threatening to throw them at us. Other fun activities included dusting with DDT (inhaled a lot of that stuff), harvesting the mature plants, packing the wrapped tobacco and taking the seats out of an old ford to haul to Farmville to the market.

Pete was great at plowing with the mules the later the tractor. He could fix about anything. From cutting pulp wood to get some cash to harvesting wood for the fire burning stoves, we shared a lot of back breaking work on that farm.

Later on, after I was at Tech, he's loan me his car for an occasional trip to Peckville to see Linda when we were dating. After we were married, I remember we had trouble with the VW bug, and he bought me a set of tires. He was generous to those in need.
This picture shows the last time I saw him alive, a birthday gathering in January of 2018. From left to right behind Pete are Linda, Ann, and me.

Ann Grazer

May 10, 2019

RIP my dear brother. We were a team from working in the tobacco fields,getting up the hay using a pitchfork and horse an d wagon, slopping the hogs and sharing milking the cow. When it was time to cut the tobacco and put on the stick and onto the rafters in the barn. After the tobacco was cured it was brought to the house and packed down in the cellar;afterwards it was brought up to the dining room where we stripped the leaves and tied a 'hand'. Lala said I tied the best hand. Then off to the warehouse in Farmvilleto be auctioned. All it this taught us good work ethics that you took with you to the job in the city. You were always there whenever you were needed and willing to help. See you on the other side! Love you Ann