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Modena Rice Wyatt, 68, 100 Flint Mountain Road, Flag Pond, died at her home Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
She was born August 25, 1942 in Erwin, and was a daughter of the late Douglas and Zona Shelton Rice. She attended Sweetwater Church of God.
Ms. Rice was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She loved her cats.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson: John Maynard; two brothers: Topper and Gary Rice; two sisters: Fayetta Effler and Cloanna TIpton; nephew: Darrell Williams; and a niece: Rennee Linebarger.
Survivors include two sons: Vincent Haynie, Tiptonville, Tenn., and Richard Loville and wife Theresa, Erwin; three daughters: Donna King and husband Danny, Marshall, N.C.; Annette Haynie and husband Chris, Unicoi; Sheila Shelton, Flag Pond; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister: Jeanetta Williams, Greeneville; sister-in-law: Bonnie Rice; brother-in-law: Mose Tipton; special nephew: Travis Tipton, Johnson City; and special friends and family.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, May, 21, from the Sweetwater Church of God. The Rev. Jim Metcalf and the Rev. Winfred Shelton officiated. Special music was provided by The Sweetwater Quartet.
Active pallbearers were Vincent Price, Junior Price, Jeffery King, Daniel King, Travis Tipton and Chris Williams. Danny King served as honorary pallbearer.
Interment followed in the Rice Family Cemetery.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home was in charge.