Elizabeth (Davis) Rice

GASTONIA - Elizabeth Davis Rice, 96, died March 28, 2013, at Robin Johnson House.

She was a native of Haywood County and daughter of the late Will J. and Dulcenia Fisher Davis.

Elizabeth retired from Gaston Memorial Hospital as cafeteria manager. She was a member of Gastonia Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Louise Rice of Gastonia; daughter, Brenda Mullinax of Dallas; grandchildren, Loretta Clon-inger, Jerrie Lynn Walker, Donna Baucom, Roger Peeler, Kim Walker, Michelle Hunter, Jackie Smith; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Benton Sidney Rice; daughter, Juanita Peeler; brothers, Gene, Cecil, Clarence and Hershel Davis; sisters, Leota Rector, Margaret Williamson, Geneva Bookout.

A funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 in Founders Chapel, McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. The family will receive friends from noon-1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park. The Rev. Keith Russell and the Rev. Robert Norris will be officiating.

Memorials may be made to Robin Johnson House, c/o Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Condolence messages may be submitted online to www.mcleanfuneral.com.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Rice family.

Published in Gaston Gazette from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2013