Edwin Ruthford Rice, Sr.
Pisgah Forest - Edwin Ruthford Rice, Sr., 85, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at his residence.
He was a native of Madison County and was a longtime resident of Transylvania County. Mr. Rice was the son of the late Hubert J. and Fannie Buckner Rice and was the husband of the late Doris Smith Rice. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Woodrow, Boyd, and Franklin Rice.
Mr. Rice was a veteran of the U. S. Army
and was a member of the Brevard Lions Club. He was the owner/operator of Rice Furniture in Brevard.
Surviving are his sons, Eddie Rice and wife Martha , Jeff Rice, and Ricky Rice and wife Diane all of Brevard; grandchildren, Amber Anderson and husband Joe, Ashley Rice, Matthew Rice and wife Rebecca, Kaileigh Boyle and husband Brandon, Daniel Rice, Kyle Rice and wife Rose, and Kayla Rice; six great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, May 11, 2013 in the Moody-Connolly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Owen officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory with military graveside rites conducted by the Honor Guard for Veterans of Transylvania County.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Friday at the funeral home.
On line condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com
Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.