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Irene Brown Rice

Asheville - Irene Alice Brown Rice, 84, of Asheville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Laurels of Greentree Ridge.

A lifelong native of Buncombe County, Irene was a daughter of the late Denver and Flossie Edwards Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Paul Rice and one daughter, Verina Pauline Rice.

She is survived by one daughter, Darlene Rice Hamlin; two sons, Jim Rice (Lydia) and David Rice (Linda); two grandchildren, Mitzi Imig and James Miguel Rice; two great-grandchildren, Tre Horton and Alex Hensley; one sister, June York and two brothers, Bill Brown and Bob Brown.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Skyland First Baptist Church. Interment will be held at New Salem Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday afternoon from 2:00-3:00 PM.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and a memorial guest register is available online at
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2018
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