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Vicki J. Rice

Vicki Rice 07 06 2016Vicki J. Rice, age 54, of Flag Pond, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Rice was a native of Flag Pond and a daughter of Glenna Shelton Crum of Flag Pond and the late Jemer Crum. Vicki was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God at Temple Hill.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a Granddaughter, Brittany Gentry and a sister Ronda Crum.


Vicki J. Rice has left behind to cherish her memories:

Husband: Lester Rice, of Flag Pond;

Daughters: Teresa Ann Scott and her husband Chris “Red”, of Flag Pond;

Alicia Dawn Shelton and her husband James, of Erwin;

Tabitha Elaine McCurry and her husband John, of Johnson City;

Son: Jeffrey Lynn Rice and his wife Kayla, of Erwin;

Fifteen grandchildren;

Three Great-Grandchildren

Brothers: J.C. Shelton, of Flag Pond;

Ricky Crum, of Flag Pond;

Lynn Crum, of Flag Pond;

Terry Crum, of Flag Pond;

Jimmy Farley, of Erwin;

Sister:  Audrey Crum, of Mars Hill, NC;

Step Children: Keith Rice, of Sulphur Springs;

Tena Balthis, of Boones Creek.


The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence in a funeral service to begin at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Metcalf and Reverend Jerry Keasling officiating. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM, and continue until service time on Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in the Rice Family Cemetery, Rice Creek Community, Flag Pond, TN. Serving as pallbearers will be Levi McCurry, Nathaniel Beall, Rusty Beall, John McCurry James Shelton and Chris Scott.


Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Vicki J. Rice through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.