Vernis (Nick) Rice (86) of Alexandria, KY formerly of Pendleton County, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014. He was born in Dalesburg, KY on May 11, 1927, son of the late Eli and Annie Ingram Rice. Nick was a handy man and wood worker. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his 9 Siblings- Cleon Rice, Don Rice, Oscar Rice, Reed Sebastian and Bernis"Chick"Rice, Merdie Rice, Emma Combs, Gaynell McMillan and Cappie Pennington. He is survived by his wife Flora Mae Rice, sons Gary Rice, Gary Hofstetter and Kenny Hofstetter. Daughers Jan Gray, Donna King, Wanda Brickler and Melinda Champagne. 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Peoples Funeral Home in Butler, KY. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, January 18, 2014 also at the funeral home. His final resting place will be in the Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, KY.