Roxie Mildred Rice - Lepanto

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Roxie Mildred Rice, 77, of Lepanto, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Judy Rice; her parents; a sister; three brothers; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Otis Rice of Lepanto; a son, James Otis Rice of Lepanto; two daughters, Helen Merrill of Caraway and Jean Stezowski of Coloma, Mich.; four brothers, Irvin Davis of Caraway, Winford "Buster" Davis of Leachville, Benjiman Davis of Lepanto, and Roger Davis of Corinth, Miss.; five sisters, Charlene Lawson of Gosnell, Lola Woodard of Matthews, Mo., Etta Helms of Lepanto, Willajean Evans of Keiser, and Barbara Davis of Searcy; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Bass officiating. Burial was in Potter Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto.