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Dr. Paul Brown Givens, Jr.

Services Will Be Private

Dr. Paul Brown Givens, Jr. was born in Newport News, VA.  He attended Hilton Grammer School and graduated from Warwick High School in 1948.  He continued his education at Lynchburg College graduating in 1951 magma cum laude and from the Medical College of Virginia in 1955 where he served as president of Alpha Omega Alpha his senior year.  After an internship at Norfolk General Hospital, he served two years in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Surgeon in Tripoli, Libya.  Upon his discharge, he returned to Norfolk General Hospital for one year of an internal medical residency.  While there, he met the love of his life Barbara Durham; they were married soon after. He opened his family practice office with Dr. Hugh Warren, Jr. in Newport News in 1960.  He practiced for 40 years and was on the staff of Riverside Hospital until his retirement in 2000. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Givens. He is survived by his sister, Ruth Miller-Ratliff; daughters, Debra Givens Simon (John) and Lisa Givens and 4 grandchildren.

Services will be private. Donations may be made in Dr. Given’s name to The Peninsula Rescue Mission, 3700 Huntington Ave., Newport News, VA 23607.

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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