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Verna Rice

Verna Mae Rice (Wilde)

Monday, October 7th, 1940 - Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

Verna Mae Wilde Rice, 78, of Gabriel’s Creek Road passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. She is the daughter of the late Clayton and Robbie Chandler Wilde. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 2 infant twin brothers. Mrs. Rice is a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and retired from Micro Switch after 25 years of service.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Horace Rice, Jr.; daughter, Gail Grindstaff (John); sister, Velma Hamlin (Eddie); brother, Lester Wilde (Reba) and granddaughter, Savanna Grindstaff.

A funeral service will be held 3:00PM Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Locust Grove Baptist Church, with Reverend Ben Whitmire officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 2:00 – 3:00PM prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Rice loved to sing in her church choir, riding the boat at the lake, enjoyed traveling with her husband, cooking, sewing, landscaping, loved her flowers and took pride in her home.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Dementia Society of America, 28 Schenck Pkwy Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28803 or Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 305 Locust Grove Road,
Weaverville, NC 28787

The family would like to say a special thank you to all the caregivers for their love, compassion and support during Verna Mae’s long illness.

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

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Locust Grove Baptist Church
    Address
    Locust Grove Road
    WEAVERVILLE, NC
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Locust Grove Baptist Church
    Address
    Locust Grove Road
    WEAVERVILLE, NC
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Ben Whitmire
  • Interment

    Location
    Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    330 Locust Grove Rd.
    WEAVERVILLE, NC 28787
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Donna Levine

Posted at 08:27am
In this time of your loss, may you find comfort in your memories of Verna Mae, and know that you will see her again. -Ylana
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Rose

Posted at 10:34am
Sorry to hear about Verna Mae passing. She was a Sweet ,Kind person worked with her foe a long time . God be with the Family in there time of sorrow. Dearest Sympathy Rose Fore
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Willene Wisse

Posted at 09:28am
So sorry to learn of Verna's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all. Willene & Howard Wise

Debra Ayers

Posted at 07:54pm
I am so sorry to hear of her passing! Thankful there is no dementia in Heaven! My heart goes out to the family left behind you are in our prayers
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deborah coates

Posted at 01:53pm
I'm so sorry to hear the passing of Verna Mae. Verna Mae was a nice lovely lady. Praying for the family.
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