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Nellie J. Rice Briggs

Nellie J. Rice Briggs, age 85, of Flag Pond, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Robert and Esta Fender Rice. Nellie was employed 28 years at Morrill Electric and enjoyed gardening. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two sons: Gerald and Earl Briggs, Grandchild: Justin Briggs, two sisters: Gladys Goodson and Virginia Silvers and a brother: Eugene Rice.
She leaves behind: Sons: Ronald Briggs
Wayne Briggs
Roger D. Briggs
Robert L. Briggs
Daughter: Linda Briggs Silvers
Grandchildren: Missy, Joy, Denise, Shane, Sherry, Dustin, Lisa, Rodney, Christina, Chad, Janet, April, Todd, Austin and Addison
Sisters: Rosezella Cantrell
Loretta Rice
Several Great Grandchildren
Two Great-Great Grandchildren
The life of Nellie Jesse Rice Briggs will be remembered and honored in a funeral service at 7 PM, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Jerry Keasling will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will be a 6 PM until service time on Saturday. A graveside service will be held at 2 Pm on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Upper Rice Creek Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are the grandsons; Shane, Dustin, Rodney, Chad, Austin and Addison. Those who are attending are asked to meet at Valley Funeral Home at 1:30 to go in procession to the cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Nellie Rice Briggs, through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187