Athens Daily Review
Stella Floy Day Pace
Graveside services for Stella Floy Day Pace, 109, of Athens will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Owen Cemetery in Athens with the Rev. Joe Warren officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Ms. Pace died Aug. 4, 2003, at her home in Athens, where she had lived all her life.
She was born Sept. 5, 1893, in Henderson County to William Rufus Day and Mary Runnels Thomas on the land her father homesteaded in 1895.
On Dec. 20, 1911, she married David Lloyd Pace, who preceded her in death in 1937.
In June 1996 she was honored by Land Commissioner Rick Perry as being the oldest recipient of the Family Land Heritage Program Award for having lived 100 years on the land on which she was born.
The program was held in the LBJ Auditorium in Austin and the award was accepted for her by her family.
Ms. Pace was also preceded in death by son, Clyde Day Pace, in 1978; and daughter, Mary Will Pace Wagoner Stiefel, in 1992.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Alfred Lloyd and Oleta Pace of New York community; three daughters, Stella Floy Pace, Martha Nell and son-in-law, Fred Pugh, and Marjorie Owens, all of Athens.
"Mama Stella," as she was affectionately called, will also be missed by her grandchildren, Elaine Asmussen, Peggy Hall, Tony Owens, Linda Trantham, Terry Spence, Sue Rife, Bill Pace, Jerry Pugh, Joy Burnett and Jon Pugh; 25 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
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