Funeral services for Howard Rufus 'Buddy' Pace, 74, of Lumberton will be 11:00 am Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in R S Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Buddy was born March 8, 1938 in Jena LAand was a long time resident of Lumberton. He was a retired heavy equipment operator in Local 450 and proudly served his country in the US Army. Mr. Pace died February 27, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Pace is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Thelma Ainsworth Pace and brother Billy Roy Pace. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Virginia 'Ginny' Pace of Lumberton; sons Dale Howard Pace and wife Maleah of Fond Du Lac WI and Mark Howard Pace and wife Penny of Lumberton; sister Nadia Ferrington and husband James of Jena LA and grandchildren, Collin, Kevin, Seth, Eric, Brooke and Alana.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 1, 2013