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James E. Rice (7-12-15) service 7-14-15

James E. Rice, 96, of Huntsville, Alabama, died on Sunday, July 12.
He was born in Henderson County, Tennessee, the son of the late James E. Rice Sr. and Grace Phillips Rice. He was united in marriage to Ilean Welch, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Rice grew up in Sardis. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired federal civil service employee. He was a member of Wall Highway Baptist Church in Madison, Alabama.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Rice of Madison, Alabama; sons, Terry Rice of New Port Richey, Florida, Don Rice of Broad Run, Virginia, and Ken Rice of Acworth, Georgia; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, James was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Rice; and two infant granddaughters.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, July 14, at Sardis Cemetery in Sardis, Tennessee with Jason Rice officiating.

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