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Horace Ransom Pace

Horace Ransom Pace, 87, of Saluda, NC passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at his home.

Born in Polk Co. 1925, he was the son of the late Ransom and Etta Middleton Pace.

He was the widower of Hazel Foster Pace who died in 2007.

He was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Pace was a longtime member and former deacon of Saluda First Baptist Church. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include one son, Gary Pace of Saluda, NC; one daughter, Cathy P. Hawkins (Randy) of Greer, SC; two grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Blake Craft and Brooke Craft; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Aysha. Also surviving are one brother, Bud Pace (Georgia) of Tryon, NC; and one sister, Isabelle Keefer of Washington, DC.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Saluda First Baptist Church, Saluda, NC with Rev. Tony Reese, Dr. George Jones, and Rev. Curtis Pace officiating.

Burial will follow the service in Saluda City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC.

Memorials may be made to Saluda First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 95, Saluda, NC 28773. An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel. com. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.