Raleigh Jackson Pace

Raleigh Jackson Pace

Male 1915 - 1997  (82 years)

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  • Name Raleigh Jackson Pace 
    Nickname Jack 
    Birth 1 May 1915  Flippin, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description 1942 
    Blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5'11' in height. 
    Military 1942-1944  World War II Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private First Class, Co A, 18th Tank Battalion, U.S. Army. 
    • (1) Arkansas. Marion County. Soldiers and Sailors Discharges, 1919-1947, A-480, 3 Dec 1944, Raleigh J. Pace. Honorable Discharge from the United States Army, Recorded 15 Jan 1945. (2) "Arkansas, Military Discharge Records, ca.1917-1969." Database. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 18 July 2022. Marion County Circuit Court, Arkansas.
    Honorable Discharge from the United States Army for Raleigh J. Pace
    Honorable Discharge from the United States Army for Raleigh J. Pace
    Raleigh J. Pace, 38297444, Private First Class, Co A, 18th Tank Battalion, U.S. Army. Inducted: 17 Nov 1942, Little Rock, Arkansas. Age at induction: 27 2/12. Discharged: 3 Dec 1944, Regional Hospital, Camp Polk, Louisiana. Served: 5 years 17 days. Army specialty: Light Machine gunner. Battles: None. Decorations, service medals, citations: Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon; Honorable discharge lapel button issued 3 Dec 1944.
    Newspaper 19 Dec 1949  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Courier News, Blytheville, Arkansas, December 19, 1949, p 5; Hope Star, Hope, Arkansas, December 19, 1949, p 2; Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas, December 19, 1949, p 1.
    Five Die Violently in Arkansas
    Five Die Violently in Arkansas
    [AP] At least five persons met death in violent mishaps over Arkansas during the first two days of this week. A sixth person is not expected to live. A 41-year-old woman was shot to death in her house trailer at Yellville, Ark., Sunday by her aged, estranged husband. He is near death from self-inflicted bullet wounds. The victim was Mrs. Meadow Pace Huff, sister of Marion County Sheriff Jack Pace. Sheriff Pace said he found the body of his sister sprawled across a bed in the trailer. She had been shot in the chest by a .32 caliber pistol. The sheriff said the woman's husband, Leonard Earnest Huff, 72, a farmer, was slumped on the floor at the other end of the trailer. He had been shot in the head. The pistol lay nearby. Sheriff Pace said Huff apparently had gone to the trailer in an attempt to effect a reconciliation. A coroner's jury ruled Mrs. Huff died at her husband's hands.
    Newspaper 19 Dec 1949  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas, December 22, 1949.
    Man Kills Wife, Shoots Self in Trailer Home
    Man Kills Wife, Shoots Self in Trailer Home
    Mrs. Meadow Pace Huff, 41, was killed in a trailer camp in Yellville Sunday morning by her estranged husband, Leonard Earnest Huff, 73, who died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds in the Baxter County Community Hospital at Gassville late Sunday night. The body of Mrs. Huff was found in the trailer by her brother, Marion County Sheriff Jack Pace who was called to the trailer by Miss Willie Rice, operator of the camp. Forcing open the door to the trailer, the sheriff found the body of his sister, dressed in a housecoat, sprawled across the bed. She was shot through the heart with a .32 caliber bullet. Her husband was found at the opposite end of the trailer, still bleeding from a single gunshot wound through his head. He was taken to the Gassville hospital where he died shortly after midnight. A 12-man coroner's jury, after hearing the testimony of Miss Rice, found that Mrs. Huff died at her husband's hands. Miss Rice told the jury that she had noticed Mr. Huff's automobile parked near the trailer at about 9 o'clock Sunday morning and that it had not been moved all day. She said she thought Mr. Huff, who lived with his son on his farm near there, had visited his wife in an effort to effect a reconciliation. They had been separated for several months, during which Mrs. Huff lived alone in the trailer. At about noon, Miss Rice reported, she went to the trailer to deliver some fresh linen but received no response to her knock. At about 4 p.m. she returned and thought she heard the radio paying softly inside. When again she received no answer, she summoned Deputy Sheriff Aud Melton. He found the trailer door locked and summoned Sheriff Pace. Dr. A. V. Adams testified that she had been dead since about 10 a.m., and investigating officers theorized that Mr. Huff had waited within the trailer and had shot himself sometime between the summoning of the deputy and the arrival of Sheriff Pace. Mrs. is survived by a son, Leon, about 21, who lived with his father, and a daughter, Donna, of Kansas City.
    Census 1950  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Yellville, ED 45-25, p 7, dwelling No. 73; head age 34, married, b. Arkansas; works 72 hours in law enforcement as Marion County Sheriff; enumerated 19 Apr 1950 by Duff Flippin. 
    Newspaper 14 Jun 1951  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The body of Elmer Sallee, 32, who was drowned June 3 [1951] in Bull Shoals Lake was recovered last Thursday morning by a searching party. A Marion County coroner's jury, called by Sheriff Jack Pace recommended that an autopsy be made and the body was sent to the University hospital at Little Rock for examination. A report on the autopsy is expected within the next few days...Sallee was drowned when his boat overturned in the lake about three miles above the dam. Funeral services were held Friday at Whiteville with the Rev Claude Crigler officiating. Burial was in the Whiteville Cemetery with the Roller Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Sallee, a veteran of four years of service with the Army in World War II, is survived by his father, I. R. Sallee; two brothers, Joe Sallee and James Sallee; and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Weaaver, all of the Whiteville community. 
    • The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas, June 14, 1951, p 1.
    Newspaper 11 Aug 1955  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Yellville: Park Gaines, 47, Marion County WElfare director was shot to death Monday, by a 91-year-old welfare client, J. K. Dudley, while he was apparently making a business call on the elderly man and his 89-year-old wife. He was shot with a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun as he entered the yard of the Dudley home. Sheriff Jack Pace of Yellville said that Dudley was "under the impression" that Gaines had tricked him into signing away his home. 
    • Madison County Record, Huntsville, Arkansas, August 11, 1955, p 1.
    Newspaper 13 Oct 1955  Oakland, Baxter Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marion County Sheriff Jack Pace participated in the hunt and capture of two fugitives, a man and woman from neighboring Ozark County Missouri. Bloodhounds from the state penitentiary at Little Rock were brought here and the couple was captured after the dogs found their trail. Clifford Arthur Sewell, 26, and Mrs. Helen Barnett, 27, of Gainesville, MMO, are being held in jail at Yellville on charges of breaking into and entering two houses just across the Marion County line north of Yellville. 
    • The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas, October 13, 1955, p 1.
    Newspaper 20 Sep 1956  Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Little Rock (AP) -- Parts of a human skeleton found in Marion County were delivered yesterday to State Police Capt. Alan R. Templeton, who will assist in the identification. Marion County Sheriff Jack Pace said that the bones may be that of Bill Woods, 65, of Flippin who vanished Aug. 8, 1954. A skull, three large bones, and pieces of clothing were found beside a hatchet in a dry creek bed. The bones were found under a waterfall, which is now dry. Smaller bones were found 200 yards downstream. The bones were discovered by two timber cutters, Carlis Hurst and Clarence Isom. 
    • Hope Star, Hope, Arkansas, September 20, 1956, p 8.
    Occupation 1949-1962  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    County Sheriff. 
    Newspaper 25 Mar 1963  Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Arkansas Supreme Court has been asked to decide who is the legal sheriff of Marion County. Jack Pace of Yellville, who lost to George Hickey in the November general election, appealed to the high court a Marion Circuit Court decision declaring Hickey sheriff. Hickey has been serving as sheriff since the circuit court ruling last February. Hickey, a write-in candidate, beat the incumbent Pace by 53 votes in the first count and by eight votes after a recount requested by Pace. Pace then challenged the "Paste-in" votes that gave Hickey the margin of victory and Special County Judge William Madden of Yellville declared them illegal. Circuit Judge Woody Murry of Harrison overturned the ruling on an appeal by Hickey. 
    • North Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March 25, 1963, p 16.
    Newspaper 28 Mar 1963  Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marion Sheriff Case Goes to High Court. Little Rock (AP) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court has been asked to decide who is the legal sheriff of Marion County. Jack Pace of Yellville, who lost to George Hickey in the November general election, appealed to the high court a Marion Circuit Court decision declaring Hickey sheriff. Hickey has been serving as sheriff since the circuit court ruling last February. Hickey, a write-in candidate, beat the incumbent Pace by 53 votes in the first count and by eight votes after a recount requested by Pace. Pace then challenged the "paste-in" votes that gave Hickey the margin of victory and Special County Judge William Madden of Yellville declared them illegal. Circuit Judge Woody Murray of Harrison overturned the ruling on an appeal by Hickey.  
    • The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas, March 28, 1963, p 3.
    Newspaper 9 Jan 1964  Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Little Rock -- Jack Pace of Yellville, former sheriff of Marion County, has joined the enforcement staff of the Arkansas Commerce Commission, it was announced last week at the state capitol. It was announced that Gov. Orval E. Faubus's brother, Elvin C. Faubus of Fayetteville, will become assistant chief enforcement officer for the Commerce Commission on Jan. 14 [1964]. Elvin C. Faubus has been an enforcement officer with the commission since April 1960. The promotion means a salary increase from $5,400 to $5,700 a year. The promotion of the governor's brother came as the result of the resignation of L. N. Haynes, the chief enforcement officer. W. H. Beeson will be promoted from assistant to chief enforcement officer... 
    • The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas, January 9, 1964, p 5.
    Death 5 Jun 1997  Harrison, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    'Jack' Pace of Yellville, former Marion County Sheriff
    'Jack' Pace of Yellville, former Marion County Sheriff
    Raleigh Jackson "Jack", 82, of Yellville, died Thursday (June 5, 1997) at North Arkansas Regional Hospital in Harrison. He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ, a retired Sale Barn Operater, and Marion County Sheriff from 1948 until 1962. He also owned and operated the Yellville Sale Barn. His hobbies included gardening, deer hunting, and raising beagles. Mr. Pace was born May 1, 1915, at Flippin to William Tomps and Martha Elzada Jackson Pace. He was married to Ethel Pace. Survivors are his wife, at home; three brothers, Rack Pace of Flippin, Brack Pace of West Plains, Mo., and Lucian Pace. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Burns Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Earl Cook officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery at Flippin. Pallbearers will be Pace's nephews, J. J. Pace, Jay Pace, Keith Pace, Mike Pace, Terry Lynn Pace, and Randy Pace. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Main Street Church of Christ. [Source: Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas, June 7, 1997, p 2]
    Burial 7 Jun 1997  Fairview Cemetery, Flippin, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Raleigh Jackson & Ethel (Ott) Pace
    Raleigh Jackson & Ethel (Ott) Pace
    Jack was the son of William Thompson & Martha Elzada (Jackson) Pace. Ethel was the daughter of William Bluford & Ella (Bundy) Ott.
    Raleigh Jackson Pace
    Raleigh Jackson Pace
    Private First Class, Co A, 18th Tank Battalion, US Army
    World War II
    Raleigh Jackson Pace
    Raleigh Jackson Pace
    Footstone. Husband of Ethel Pace. Son of William Thompson & Martha Elzada (Jackson) Pace.
    Person ID I2194  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2023 

    Father William Thompson Pace,   b. 26 Dec 1869, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Feb 1953, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Martha Elzada Jackson,   b. 6 Jan 1881, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jan 1955, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage 7 May 1898  Baxter Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arkansas. Baxter County. Marriage Book B, p 294, 7 May 1898. W. T. Pace and Martha Jackson married by Elder S. P. Downing.
    Marriage Record for William Thompson Pace and Martha Elzada Jackson
    Marriage Record for William Thompson Pace and Martha Elzada Jackson
    Bond for Marriage License. W. T. Pace, Principal, and D. J. Bodenhamer, Security, obtained the bond, 6 May 1898. Marriage License states that W. T. Pace of Oakland, Marion Co, Arkansas, 28, and Miss Martha Jackson of Oakland, Marion Co, Arkansas, 17, authorized to marry. Certificate of Marriage. Elder S. P. Downing married the couple on 7 May 1898. Downing recorded the marriage on 17 Jun 1898, in County Clerk's office, Mountain Home, Baxter Co, Arkansas. His credentials are recorded in Baxter County Book A, p 390.
    Family ID F369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel Ott,   b. 17 May 1915, Hand Valley, Marion, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Jul 2013, Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 98 years) 
    Marriage 26 Nov 1937  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2016 

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1 May 1915 - Flippin, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Marion County Sheriff Jack Pace participated in the hunt and capture of two fugitives, a man and woman from neighboring Ozark County Missouri. Bloodhounds from the state penitentiary at Little Rock were brought here and the couple was captured after the dogs found their trail. Clifford Arthur Sewell, 26, and Mrs. Helen Barnett, 27, of Gainesville, MMO, are being held in jail at Yellville on charges of breaking into and entering two houses just across the Marion County line north of Yellville. - 13 Oct 1955 - Oakland, Baxter Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 7 Jun 1997 - Fairview Cemetery, Flippin, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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