Lacy Hanes Wallace
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Lacy Hanes Wallace, 81, died Oct. 25, 2006, in Bristol Hospice Care of severe head trauma following a fall at his home in Richlands, VA. He was born Mar. 5, 1925 in Cadiz, above the family store, the son of Preston S. Wallace and Birdie Viola Wynn Wallace.

He graduated from Trigg County High School, served in the Navy in WWII as a gunner’s mate in the Atlantic and reenlisted in the Navy during the Korean War. He moved to western Virginia after the war where he was employed by Appalachian Power Co. He married Mary Grace Bowling on Nov. 28, 1944 in Princeton, West Virginia. He was a deacon at Ivy Springs Baptist Church.

Lacy enjoyed flying, golfing and bowled on several bowling leagues over the years. His greatest passion, however, was his motorcycle, which he rode across the United States on several occasions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Samuel Green Wallace of Cythiana, Kentucky, and his sisters, Juanita W. Hammond of Colonial Heights, West Virginia and Nellie Leona Wallace of Cadiz. He was also preceded in death by two children, Paul Stephen Wallace and Andrea Louise Wallace.

He is survived by his wife Mary Grace Wallace of Richlands, West Virginia, son Timothy Wallace (Dr. Debbie) of Doran, Virginia, and daughter Lynn Branham (Tom) of Tucson, Arizona. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Christine Wallace of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, Tracy Branham Parker (David) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Wesley R. Wallace (Elizabeth) of the US Navy Atlantic Fleet (currently deployed), Jillian Brett Wallace of Doran, Virginia, and Stephen Matthew Branham of Tucson, Arizona and also by a niece and two nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff, Virginia on Oct 28, 2006. The Rev. Phillip Cook and the Rev. Paul Griffith officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Princeton, West Virginia.
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