May 16, 1955 - August 10, 2021
Rita Jo Rice, age 66, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. A native of Erwin, Rita is a daughter of the late Wayne Hawkin and Trula Belle (Howard) Beals and was of the Church of God faith. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at Christmas and other large gatherings. In addition to her parents, Rita is preceded in death by 2 sons: Donald Lynn Ayers and Wayne Oscar Ayers; Brothers: Darrell Lee Beals and David Wayne Beals; and sister: Eva Virginia Beals. Rita Jo Rice leaves behind to cherish her memory: Husband: David Rice; Daughter: Tamara Harless; Grandchildren: Aiya Lee Robnolte, Conner Wayne Robnolte, Clinton Robnolte, Jr., Curtis Jones; Sisters: Brenda White and husband, Jerry, Charlene Nelson and husband, Harold; Special friends: Teresa Powers, Jo Anne Engle, Sharon McNabb, Kim and John Garland; Several nieces and nephews. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Rita Jo Rice in a funeral service to be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 16, 2021 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Jimmie Simerly will officiate. A graveside committal service will be held in Garland Cemetery following the funeral on Monday, August 16, 2021. Those attending should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 1:00 pm for the service and to go in procession to the cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry Wayne White, Jerry White, Donnie White, W. L. Renfro, Shawn Jones and Rick Rice. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Rita Jo Rice through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.
Rita Jo Rice, age 66, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. A native of Erwin, Rita is a daughter of the late Wayne Hawkin and Trula Belle (Howard) Beals and was of the Church of God faith. She enjoyed spending time with her family,... View Obituary & Service Information
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