Mary C. Rice
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Mary Ruth Clark Rice, 85, wife of the late Oscar Prince "O.P." "Ossie Rice" Rice, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Richardson, Texas.
Born in Travelers Rest, SC, she was the daughter of the late James Elmer and Mattie Parker Clark. Mrs. Rice was a long time Registered Nurse and retired from the Greenville Hospital System and was a member of the Travelers Rest United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Susan Paradis and husband Douglas; a son, John Thomas Rice and wife Deborah; two sisters Annie Johnson and Lillian Cleveland; five grandchildren Rebecca Paradis Bork, Ed Paradis, Elizabeth Paradis, Jason Rice and Thomas Rice; two great-grandchildren David Bork and Michael Bork.
Mrs. Rice was also predeceased by two sisters, Cecile Thompson and Faye Ebener and a brother, James Clark.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary with visitation prior from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.
Burial will be at Jackson Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thehowzemortuary.com
The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.
Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 19, 2013