BURLINGTON - Mr. James W. "Jimmy" Rice, 57, of 706 Huffman Mill Road, Apt. G5, Burlington, died at the Hospice Home on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 5 p.m.
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A native of Rockingham County, he was the husband of Cheryl Boswell Rice, who survives and the son of the late Clyde Rice Sr. and Frances Knight Rice, who survives. He was a supervisor for Copland Fabrics for 31 years and a member of Harvest Hills Church of God.
In addition to his wife of the home and mother of Yanceyville, survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Dianne Rice of Yanceyville; two sisters, Nancy Barrett and husband Benny of Anderson and Karen Rice of Arizona; brother, Clyde Rice Jr. of Greensboro; two stepdaughters, Cheryl Christine King and husband Brian of Gibsonville and Kimberly Dawn Lackey and fiancé Robert Surrette of Carolina, N.C.; stepson, John Lackey and wife Danita of Burlington; and five grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Alesia Smith.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. by Dr. Russell Morris and the Rev. Wayne Rouse. Burial will follow in Kerr's Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. At other times they will be at the residence and at the residence of his sister, Nancy Barrett, 3966 Milesville Road, Elon, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
Rich and Thompson Funeral Service and Crematory
207 E. Elm Street Graham, NC 27253
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014