Sevices for Joe Franklin Pace, 68, Bullard, were held Feb. 12, 2011, at
Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Bullard with Bro. Tom Terry of Oak Grove Bible
Pace was born May 30, 1942, in San Antonio and died Feb. 7, 2011.
He attended school in San Antonio and Lancaster.
Pace married his high school sweetheart, Joan Luther, in 1958.
He worked in Dallas as a welder and a carpenter, among other things.
Pace moved to Bullard in 1996, and worked at the Bullard Weekly News,
Bullard Car Care, Bubba’s Texas Grill and most recently at Peach Tree-Oak
Hurst Golf Course.
He coached boys’ baseball for 10 years and was president of Boys Baseball
Inc. in Duncanville.
Pace served as a volunteer firefighter for the Bullard VFD and was named
Firefighter of the Year.
He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Pace and his father, J.B. Pace.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Pace, Bullard; daughters Kelly Smith and
husband Tom, Pert; Cyndi Reed and husband Robert, Bullard; mother Tassie
Schiffhouer, Mabank; brothers Barney Pace, Fort Worth; Jay Pace and J.B.
Pace, San Antonio; grandsons T.J. Smith, Eric Smith, Jonathan Godfrey,
Travis Reed and Stephen Welch; granddaughters Samantha Herrin, Cathy Smith
and Heather Welch; great-grandsons Jonathan, Doc, Cade, Logan, Cooper and
Brayden Smith and Logan Welch; great-granddaughter Lilly Welch; many nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Bullard VFD.
Services for V.O. Shockey, 84, were held Feb. 11, 2011, at the Moorhead Epps
Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Shockey was born March 22, 1926, in Amhurst to Jivie L. Williams and Vergil
Ode Shockey and died Feb. 5, 2011, in Kaufman.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Beatrice Mackey.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Maxine Shockey; children Marland
Shockey and Diane Elizabeth Shockey; grandchildren Brad Wayne McGary,
Zachary Jordan Shockey, Nicole Renee Southerland; great-grandchildren Jeriah
Shockey and Ethan Cole Southerland; numerous other family members and many
Services for Gary E. Phillips, 74, Malakoff, were held at King Cemetery in
the community of Aley, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Brothers
Funeral Home in Kemp.
Phillips was born March 14, 1936, in Pratt, Kan., to Ruby Scott and Frank
Phillips and died Feb. 5, 2011, in Athens.
He served in the U.S. Army with distinction and honor.
Phillips married Martha Pilgrim Oct. 24, 1964.
He spent 23 years serving in the maintenance department of the Dallas
Phillips was well-loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Martha Phillips, Malakoff; son
Gregory Phillips, Malakoff; step-sons Jimmy Thomas, Canton; Bart Thomas,
Quinlan; brother Calvin Phillips and June Wilson, Aransas Pass; six
grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and
Services for Joe Mack Flatt, 78, Eustace, were held Feb. 12, 2011, at
Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank with the Rev. Ken Jones officiating.
Flatt was born June 14, 1932, in Mabank to Ellen Capps and A.L. Flatt and
died Feb. 7, 2011, in Malakoff.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
Flatt worked at White’s Grocery store in Dallas and his religious
affiliation was non-denominational.
He was preceded in death by brothers John Allen and Homer T.; and sisters
Jewel Cathryn and Alma Myers.
Survivors include children Joe Mack Flatt Jr., Dallas; Joe David Flatt, New
York; Mary Lou Flatt, San Antonio; Jimmie Joe Flatt, Houston; Donna Sue
Flatt; sisters Louise Anthony, Eustace; Wanda Moore, Mesquite; Dorothy
Speak, Kerens; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and other
relatives and friends.