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John Cecil Pace

Services for John Cecil Pace, of Greenwell Springs, La., are 11a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NorthJackson Street with burial in Heuck’s Retreat Baptist ChurchCemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Pace, 70, died Sept. 10, 2008, at Our Lady of the LakeHospital in Baton Rouge, La. He was born in Brookhaven on April 19,1938, to L.B. Pace and Daisy Irene Parkman Pace.

He retired from Illinois Central Railroad as a conductor. He wasa devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a member ofFellowship Baptist Church, a member of the Big “R” Club and aveteran of The Mississippi Air National Guard.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Judith Pace;a daughter, Kerri Pace; a niece, Tina Nesmith; a brother-in-law,Frank Coker; his sisters-in-law, Eloise Jones and Kathy Pace.

Survivors are his wife of 48 years, Shirley Ann Coker Pace, ofGreenwell Springs; his daughters, Terri Babin and fiancé, LynnDesoto, of Baton Rouge; Cindy and Mike Juneau, of Watson, La.,Stacy Pace, of Lafayette, La., and Kelli Pace and friend, JerryJones, of Baton Rouge; his sisters, Jeannine and Marion Gaston, ofPlano, Texas, and Jennifer and Aurthur Carlisle, of Ocean Springs;a brother, Joel and Betty Pace, of Brookhaven; his grandsons, Johnand Michael Babin, of Baton Rouge, Joey Juneau, of Watson, Larryand Dylon Buhler, of Baton Rouge; his great-grandsons, Calem andDayton Babin; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be, Larry Posey, Billy Peavey, Tommy Street,Max Foster, Tracy Pace and Glen Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Nesmith, Darrell Nesmith,Stan Jones, Gene Branch, Tom Whiting, E.D. Hood and DonaldLewis.