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February 13, 2011

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Joe Pace
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 Church officiating.
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.

V.O. Shockey
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 friends.

Gary Phillips
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 Morning News.
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 neighbors.

Joe Flatt
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.



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