Ancil Leonard Rice

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Ancil Leonard Rice, 88, of Manila died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ida Bell Rice and a lifelong Manila resident. Mr. Rice was a retired road foreman for the Arkansas State Highway Department and a member of Blackwater Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Rice; a son, Wayne Rice and his sister, Harriet Schultz.

He is survived by two sons, Donnie Rice of Mania, and Rick Rice and his wife, Kathy, of Jefferson City, Tenn.; two brothers, J.B. Rice and Murel Rice, both of Manila; two sisters, Lorean Hutton of Manila and Edith Nau of Flint, Mich.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.

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