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Hilda H. Rice


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Hilda H. Rice Obituary
Hilda H. Rice

Canton - Hilda Harkins Rice, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Hospice of Wake County.

Born in Buncombe County but a lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Taylor Kimms and Carmen Bonnie Culberson Harkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Monroe Rice; two brothers, Robert and Curtis Harkins; and a sister, Helen Harkins. Hilda was a graduate of Canton High School and Blanton Business College. She was employed by Champion International as a paper inspector, a member of Beaverdam United Methodist Church and a past member of the Haywood County Crafters Guild. She will be remembered for being a loving mother and wife.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Rice Warren and her husband, Scott, of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Victor Taylor Warren of Chapel Hill and Sarah Bailey Warren of Raleigh; and a niece, Kim Harkins Rusk of Clyde.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Beaverdam United Methodist Church with Reverend Hugh Russell officiating. Inurnment will follow at Beaverdam Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:00 p.m. prior at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaverdam Community Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 28 Garrett Drive, Canton, NC 28716.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 29, 2014
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