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Born in Greenville, S.C. on Nov. 23, 1937, the Author, known as "Calvin" to his family and friends, was raised by his paternal grandparents. At the age of 8 he started working delivering the local newspaper and later became an usher in the local theater. In 1956 he graduated from Greenville High School and then served 6 months active duty with the U.S. Army. He competed his 71/2 more years of military service in the Army Reserve. To pay his way through four years at the local Furman University, Calvin started as a copy boy at the Greenville News and six months later was made reporter. He met Mary Russell at the newspaper and they have now been married 54 years and have two children, Brian and Sissy; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and one dog, Jabez. The Peaces moved to Lynchburg, Va., where Calvin was named Copy Editor of the local paper. He became close friends with the late Dr. Jerry Falwell and attended church there. From Lynchburg the Peaces moved back to Anderson, S.C. and Calvin also served as News Editor and Political Reporter there. He was later named Managing Editor of The Bradenton (Florida) Herald and then became Director of Communications for Tropicana Products, Inc. Plagued with periodic bouts of active alcoholism, Calvin went through a rehab program at Dunklin Memorial Camp near Indiantown, Fl. and although his position was held open for him at Tropicana, he remained on the staff at Dunklin, where he counseled and taught for nearly five years. After leaving Dunklin, Calvin became a sales manager for Barrie Reed Buick/Nissan and later opened A Better Way In Christ Ministries for homeless men. He was a co-founder of Mustard Seed Ministries for families and he and his wife and son, started a furniture business now in its 33rd year of operation. Calvin still works daily with his son and family and counsels at the local jail with inmates twice a week. He has been sober for 25 years and is also an associate pastor at New Hope International Church, Inc. in Port St. Lucie, Florida.