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Josephine H Pace

October 26, 1920 — February 1, 2023


Josephine H. Pace passed away at Mathison Methodist Retirement Community in Panama City, FL. She was 102 years old.

She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Pershing Pace, father James Joseph Herrington, her mother and stepfather Maude Herrington Stephenson and Henson K. Stephenson, her sisters Mary Steele Carneal and Betty Herrington Moore.

She is survived by her son James H. Pace (Carol) of Burlington, NC and Janet P. Sheffield(William) of Panama City, FL.  Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.

Several generations of Josephine’s family have lived in Selma. She graduated from Selma High School in 1938 and attended Alabama College for Women in Montevallo, AL. She married Francis Pace in 1941 and both children were born in Selma. In 1971, Josephine and Francis moved to San Antonio, TX after Craig Air Force Base closed. In 1981, they returned to retire in Dothan, AL to be close to their daughter. Josephine remained in Dothan after her husband’s death in 2003. In 2007, she moved to a retirement community in Panama City where her daughter lived.

Josephine actively participated in the Magna Carter Dames, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a member of the Church Street United Methodist Church in Selma, the St. Alamo Heights United Church in San Antonio and the First United Methodist Church in Dothan.     

Her cremains have been interred in the family plot in New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, AL



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