James E. Rice Obituary


James E. Rice, 68, of Waynesburg, died in his home, 340 Second avenue, at 10:20 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1953. Although he had been in poor health for some time, death, caused by a heart attack, was very sudden.

A well-known retired farmed and raiser of purebred cattle, Mr. Rice was a native of Gilmore Township and resided there until ten years ago, when he moved to Waynesburg. Born Aug. 26, 1884, he was a son of the late Joshua and Henrietta Fordyce Rice.

For nearly all his life a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, Mr. Rice alternated for 25 years as superintendent of the Men's Sunday School and teacher of the Men's Bible Class. He joined the First Methodist Church upon moving to Waynesburg.

Mr. Rice was a member of the Knight of Pythias Lodge at New Freeport, the Jollytown Sons of Union Veterans, the Grange, and the Waynesburg Lodge, B. P. O. Elks.

Surviving are his wife, Eddie H. Phillips Rice, whom he married June 14, 1905; four sons, David R., of New athens, Ohio, Edward L. Rice of Waynesburg, Thomas L. Rice of Sycamore and James H. Rice of Waynesburg; one daughter, Marie, wife of Milton Jones of New Freeport, R. D.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one brother, John L. Rice of New Freeport, R. D.

Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

RICE - Friends of James E. Rice of Waynesburg, who died Monday, April 27, 1953, will be received at the late home, 340 Second avenue, after 7 p.m. today (Tuesday). Funeral arrangements in charge of the Garrison Funeral Home, Waynesburg, are imcomplete.

Democrat Messenger, April 28, 1953 (Greene County, PA)

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