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Longest Person to Live With Bullet in Head Dies at 103

This isn't new, but, I found it interesting.

William Lawlis Pace, of Hilmar, Calif., died Monday at 103. Remarkable feat on its own, but even more remarkable because he lived 95 of his years with a bullet in his head, The Modesto Bee informs the world.

In 2006, the Burkburnett, Texas, native, who marked his 103rd birthday Feb. 27, was bestowed with the Guinness record for "Longest time to live with a bullet in the head."

One of Pace's brothers accidentally shot him behind the left ear when he was 8 years old. Doctors did not operate, fearing he would not survive surgery. According to Guinness, the wound caused a facial disfigurement, total hearing loss in his right ear and near blindness in his right eye. Nonetheless, the Bee notes, it did not stop him from playing sports as a kid.

In 1946, Pace and his family moved from Texas to a 40-acre farm in Hilmar, not far from Yosemite National Park. Ten years later, he became the caretaker of the North and South Hilmar cemeteries, according to his obituary in the Turlock Journal.

Pace, who was known as Lawlis, farmed for more than 60 years and was married for 70 years; his wife, Onetia, died in 2004. "His sense of humor and kindness was experienced by all who knew him," his obituary says.

Pace will be buried Saturday morning at the North Hilmar Cemetery.

Apparently, this article was confusing. Bill got the Guiness Award in 2006. He died on April 26th EST. Photo of Bill pointing to the gunshot would may be viewed here:

http://onlineathens.com/national-new...-head-dies-103

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:30 AM
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Sounded like a nice guy 103 would be unusual for most people I guess.

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Re: Longest Person to Live With Bullet in Head Dies at 103

Hallmark started mass producing 105 year birthday cards..not that I think they will use a lot but makes ya wonder?

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pics?

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pics?

I'll have to check. Found him trying to identify the girl and father buried together in a black and white photo.

Found Bill pointing to the spot the bullet hit. According to this story, he just died yesterday EST. He was awarded the Guiness Award in 2006. Billy was looking pretty good then :) See picture here:

http://onlineathens.com/national-new...-head-dies-103

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Re: Longest Person to Live With Bullet in Head Dies at 103

We were having about one person at least 100 on the news every week or two recently.

I don't know if Willard Scott still does the birthdays or not. I don't even know if he still alive, but, I don't recall hearing of his death.

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103!!! shoot me!

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Impressive

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Re: Longest Person to Live With Bullet in Head Dies at 103

Out of all the news links in the entire world I've ever seen on here, I didn't expect to see one from Athens, GA, where I used to live.

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