By Jerry Kirksey
Monday, November 17, 2003
A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Minnie Bell DuVall Wade and wife of Julius Hardwick Rice who died December 30, 2001.
She was formerly employed with Shaw Industries and Mills Manufacturing Company, was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where member of the Ladies Sunday School Class, sung in the church choir and formerly sung in the Rice Trio.
Surviving are her daughters, Peggy McConnell and husband, Bill of Jonesborough, TN, Juanita Shanley and husband, Gerry of Asheville, Livia Hine and husband, John of Arden; son, Arthur Rice and wife, Angie of Sevierville, TN; brother, Rev. Bennie Wade of Leicester; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be 11:00am Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev's. Keith Watkins and Ralph Sexton, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7:00pm to 9:00pm Monday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 18293, Asheville, NC 28814 or to the Southern Gospel Music Association, PO Box 6729, Sevierville, TN 37864.