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Funeral Services for Alice Rice, 84, of Athens are scheduled for 1 P.M. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens with Bro. Mike Dean officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 P.M. in New Summerfield Cemetery.
Ms. Rice went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 30, 2017 in Pasadena.
Alice Mae Collins Rice was born September 16, 1933, the daughter of Jess Collins and Ada Ellen Collins. She was a faithful member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and active in the Shepherds Class. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and outdoors activities such as taking care of her flower garden and hunting when she was allowed. Alice was one of the sweetest souls anyone could have ever met, and loved spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all she touched.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; two sons, Willard and Glenn Bolyard; and one grandson Rex Dyson.
She is survived by: her children, Carolyn James and husband Terry, Dianne Muecke, Jeffery Bolyard, Peggy Shirley, Vickie Rice, David Rice, Michael Rice; three siblings, Freda Marquess, Nancy Goerlich, Glenn Collins; seven grandchildren, Russell Dyson, Dereck James, James Gibson, Lesley Malloy, Jamie Rebando, Christian Akina, Ashley Kraly; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Russell Dyson, Derek James, James Gibson, Chris Rebando, Eric Poteet and Dakota Dyson. The Shepherds Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be held prior to the services on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 12-1 P.M., at Fellowship Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in her memory to the Fellowship Baptist Church Shepherds Class.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
You may light a candle, or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com
Published on November 2, 2017
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