Lottie Veda Scott Mace, 81, of Paragould died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at the Senath Nursing Home. Born in Cushman on Nov. 3, 1924, she lived in the Black Water community until she moved to Paragould. Ms. Mace finished the tenth grade at Black Water High School where she played basketball and softball. She finished her junior and senior years at Manila High School, graduating with the Class of 1944. Ms. Mace was the pianist for many years at the Blackwater Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Van Mace; a great-granddaughter, Fallon Mace; her parents, William and Mattie Brown Scott; her brothers, Leonard Scott, Horace Scott, and Reed Scott; her sisters, Winona Barnhart and Kathryn Jackson.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Vance and Judy Mace of Manila; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice Jo and Ray Banks of Paragould; four grandchildren, Jason Mace of Manila, Ginger Johnson of Jonesboro, Scott Mace and LeAnne Mace of Paragould; five great-grandchildren, Garrett and Callie Mace of Manila, Zachery Mace, Cody Mace, and Mattie Mace of Paragould; two special young men, Tyler Russom and Matthew Jones; four brothers, Troy Scott, Melvin Scott, Noah Scott, all of Gary, Ind., and Alvin Scott of St. Louis, Mo.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette. A graveside service was held Monday, Sept. 25, in Manila Cemetery with Rev. Kim Bridges of Marmaduke officiating.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Blackwater Baptist Church or Manila First Baptist Church.