November 19, 1955 - December 13, 2021
Paul Edward Deem, 66, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday December 13, 2021, at Augusta University Health. He was born on November 19, 1955, in Parkersburg, WV. Paul was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Statesboro. He was a missionary for 35 years including tenures in the Philippines and in Mexico and during which he started independent churches, a Bible Institute, and several other ministries. During and since 1999, he founded and directed DirectLine Ministry, a supply line to help missionaries, pastors, churches, orphanages and Christian schools at home and abroad, which has since grown to collecting and shipping materials to over 40 countries around the world and operating numerous projects and relief efforts. His passion was showing and spreading the love of Christ and reaching lost souls with the gospel. His heart’s desire was to make a difference for eternity and be used by the Lord. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ruth, and his brothers Ronald and Jerry. He is survived by his wife Debora Kay Deem, of the home; daughters Ruth Scarboro (Shawn) of Eden and Angeline Caines (Matthew) of Guyton; sons Timothy Deem of Guyton and Titus Deem (Anya) of Guyton; brothers Roger Deem (Norma) of Hamilton, AL, Randal Deem (Betty) of Leroy, WV; sisters Joyce Dye (Randy) of Mount Vernon, OH, and Gloria Derenberger (Leroy) of Mineral Wells, WV; 17 grand-children and many nieces and nephews. The visitation will be on Monday December 20, 2021, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. The Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Statesboro located at 1128 Northside Dr. E. The body will lie-in-state for one hour prior. Services are streamed using Facebook Live through a private group. Only members of the group will be able to view the service. In order to view the service, log into Facebook on your phone or computer and join the group “Joiner-Anderson Live Stream” at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jafhlive/ If you have any questions; please contact the funeral home @912-764-7725. Burial will follow at Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Timothy Deem, Titus Deem, Matthew Caines, Tyler Walton, Christopher Derenberger and Troy Derenberger. In lieu of flowers, Paul’s wish was for only donations to be sent to DirectLine Ministry, P.O. Box 38, Statesboro, GA 30459, for the purchase of Bibles. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge is in charge of the arrangements.
Paul Edward Deem, 66, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday December 13, 2021, at Augusta University Health. He was born on November 19, 1955, in Parkersburg, WV. Paul was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Statesboro. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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