Mary Virginia Rice

Mary Virginia Rice

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 4:00 pm

Completed arrangements are being announced for Mary Virginia Rice, 91, of Union City, who died Sept. 20, 2012, at Obion County Nursing Home.
Services will be noon Saturday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chip Davis officiating. Entombment will follow at Obion County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Steve Rice, Hunter Rice, Paul Elliott, Tracy Henry, Raymond Rice and Bill Rice.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home Saturday.
The family requests that memorials be made to Lake Road Baptist Church.
She was born March 30, 1921, in Hancock County, Ky., daughter of the late Hardin David and Mary Stella (Sheldon) Rice. She had been employed in the procurement department of the Pentagon and also at Fort Knox. She was a member of Lake Road Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Sue Rice of Union City; three nephews, Steve Rice of Union City, Paul Elliott of California and William “Bill” Rice of Clinton, Ky.; four nieces, Virginia Ann Fryer of Nashville and Barbara Turnbow, Dorothy Blanton and Jeanette Christian, all of Union City; and another family member, Linda Rice of Hickman, Ky.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Rice and Lemuel Rice; and seven sisters, Alberta Rice, Arlene Oliver, Mayota Rice, Ada V. Rice, Margaret Rice, Ann  Baker and Dorothy Elliott.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

Published in The Messenger 9.21.12

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