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Glenda Rice

Glenda Rice, age 78, of Unicoi, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of West Frankfort, IL, Glenda is a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Appleton) Bolen. She was a graduate of Hobart High School in Indiana. She was a longtime, active member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church for over 36 years.  Glenda worked alongside her husband, Howard, at the family car lot.  She also enjoyed working at Jones and Church for over 25 years.  Glenda loved gardening, flowers and going to the beach.  She loved being outside and enjoyed mowing and laying by the pool. In addition to her parents, Glenda is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard Grant Rice; brother, Ronnie Bolen and sister, Barbara Butler.

Glenda Rice leaves behind to cherish her memory:
Son: Ted Rice and wife, Kelly;

Daughter: Pam Rice and husband, Amos;

Grandchildren: Logan Rice and wife, Mikayla,

Megan Howard and husband, Adam,

Ethan Rice,

Matthew Ledford,

Hannah Rice;

Great-grandchildren: McKinley Howard,

Elijah Howard,

Gabriel Howard,

Kalee Howard,

Kason Rice;

Special niece: Deidra Dollins;

Several nieces and nephews.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Glenda Rice in a visitation period to begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 4, 2020 and continue until 2:00 pm.  A committal service will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Reverend Brian Campbell will officiate.  Those attending should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 1:50 pm to go in procession to the cemetery.  Serving as active pallbearers will be: Logan Rice, Ethan Rice, Matthew Ledford, Amos Ledford, Adam Howard and Steve Clouse.  Honorary pallbearers will be David Griffith, Dylan Griffith and Kendrick Williams.

A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Baptist Church at a later date.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at <> or on our Facebook page at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Glenda Rice through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.