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Leon and Lou Pace

The Peoples State Bank and Trust Company, executors of the D.B. Scobee estate, today announced the sale of the Scobee Funeral Home business to Leon Parrish Pace, who has been associated with the firm for the past 11 years. Ownership of the business will be assumed on July 1, and the firm will continue to be known as the Scobee Funeral Home.

The real estate holdings in which the funeral home and undertaking business is located, and the adjoining house on the west side of the property, has been leased by Mr. Pace, who will move to the residence formerly occupied by the late owner.

Mr. Pace was graduated from the Kentucky School of Embalming at Louisville in June, 1950 and holds a Kentucky Funeral Directors and Embalmers license.

He was born in Clark County and is the son of Mrs. Cora Parrish Pace, Wheeler Avenue, and the late Ed Pace. Mr. Pace graduated from Trapp High School in 1942, and is a veteran of World War II, where he served three years in the U.S. Air Force. He is a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.

Mr. Pace married the former Miss Lou Frances Berryman, and they are the parents of two children, Fred Wayne and Elizabeth Ann Pace.

Mr. David B. Scobee

Bill of sale from 1926

The new owner stated that Charles Chism, who has been associated with the funeral home for the past 37 years, will continue with the firm as assistant funeral director and embalmer. No changes for the present are planned in other personnel.

Scobee Funeral Home Inc. was founded July 1, 1921, by Grubbs, Scobee and Bartlett and was known as Grubbs, Scobee & Bartlett Funeral Home. After the death of Mr. Grubbs eight years later, David B. Scobee and Ben Bartlett bought his interest and the business became Scobee & Bartlett Funeral Home. Mr. Scobee purchased Mr. Bartlett's interest in 1941 and it has been the Scobee Funeral Home since. Leon Pace, the current owner, bought the funeral home from Mr. Scobee's estate in 1958.

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Scobee Funeral Home
219 West Lexington Ave.
P.O. Box 16
Winchester, KY 40391

Phone: (859) 744-2422
Fax: (859) 744-4904


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