Mrs. Linnie Rice, 97, of Manila died late Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Frances Russell Mifflin and was a lifelong area resident. She worked many years at the Manila Nursing Center and the Shaneyfelt Medical Clinic. She was a longtime member of the Soul's Harbor Pentecostal Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Mifflin, and a sister, Inez Scarbrough.
Survivors include her loving husband of 78 years, Mr. Murel Rice of the home. She also leaves three nephews and nine nieces.
Funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. David Fair officiating. Burial was in Manila Cemetery.
The family received visitors Thursday from noon until service time.
Guest register is www.howardfuneralservice.com.