Jessie M. Rice, age 95, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in the Center on Aging, Erwin. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a dau ghter of the late Mack and Laura McInturff McCurry. Mrs. Rice was of the Baptist Faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hestle Rice, a son Gerald Rice and a daughter, Ruth Rice.
Mrs. Rice leaves behind to cherish her memories, five sons, Robert Rice and wife, Alice of
Cumberland, MD; Johnny Rice and wife, Brenda of Elizabethton; Harold Rice and wife, Margaret; David
Rice and wife Rita; and Ricky Rice all of Erwin; four daughters, Mary Lou Wo
llschlager and husband, Arthur of Seaford, DE; Glenda Peterson of Green Mountain, NC; Judy Rice of Unicoi; and Debbie Randolph and husband, Ronnie of Erwin; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 P. M. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 until the hour of service at 2:00 P. M.
from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Tommy Carver will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Serving as pallbearers will be the sons and grandsons. Committal service will follow in the Fishery Cemetery.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Rice family. (423) 743-1380.