Blue Ridge Funeral & Cremation Service       7626 Highway 213      Mars Hill, NC 28754     Phone: (828) 680-0287      Fax: (828) 680-9965      Email: brfs@blueridgefuneralservice.org

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Minnie Rice

Minnie Leona Rice (Willis)

Tuesday, July 28th, 1925 - Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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Obituary

Minnie Leona Willis Rice, 94, of Leicester, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Ralph and Blanche Pittman Willis and a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Calvin Rice; a son, Glen David Rice; sisters, Lora Silvers, Ruth Greene, Lois Bartlett; and a brother, Avery Buchanan.

Leona is survived by her daughter, Barbara Griffin (Bobby); daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Rice; grandchildren, Loretta Sorrells (Randy), James Griffin (Meredith), Kristy Carpenter (Buck), and Keith Rice; step grandchild, Annette Griffin; great grandchildren, Dalton Sorrells (Anna), Noah and Jamie Sorrells; Kady and Charlie Griffin; Kelsey Carpenter and Justin Carpenter (Danielle); and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 12pm Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service, Mars Hill. Reverend Dean Rice will officiate. The burial will follow in the Penland Cemetery, Upper Bailey Branch Rd., Mars Hill. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service
    Address
    7626 Hwy 213
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service
    Address
    7626 Hwy 213
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Dean Rice
  • Interment

    Location
    Penland Family Cemetery
    Address
    Upper Bailey Branch Road
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
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All my love Rhonda Garrett

Posted at 04:47pm
Im so sorry for the loss of this sweet woman. I know she'll be greatly missed. I hope all the memories carry you through this time
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Phyllis neal

Posted at 09:31pm
Barbara we are very sorry to hear about Leona. She was a very fine Lady. Enjoying knowing her over the years. You and your family will be in our prayers. LeRoy and Phyllis Sanders.
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Douglas John Parker

Posted at 07:57am
With love and hugs, We wish we could be there Douglas,Charles,Thomas,Lori and the boys.
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