Atlas (Pace) Harding day proclaimed in honor of 100th birthday

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan presented proclamation to Mrs. Atlas (Pace) Harding in recognition of her 100th birthday. (photo provided)

Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan signed and delivered a proclamation Monday, May 4, in honor of Atlas (Pace) Harding's 100th birthday.

Mrs. Harding was born March 7, 1915. She moved from Tennessee to Lake City with her parents, Odie and Bessie (Caton) Pace, when she was two years old. Brothers James C. (Satch) Pace was six years old and William H. Pace was four at the time.

Lake City has been her only home since then.

Mrs. Harding has been a hard worker all of her life. She remembers chopping and picking cotton by hand, working in a factory, and working at Arkansas State University, all the while being a loving wife and mother.

Atlas Pace and Jimmie Harding were married in 1951. They were blessed with two children, a daughter, Sandra (Harding) Voyles, and a son, Rickey Harding. She also has four grandchildren, Brian Bass, Candy, James and Chris Harding. Her great-grandchildren include Travis Bass, Shylia Elliott, David, Dayton, Carmine and Chloe Harding.

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