Beatrice Thelma Warren Rice
September 22, 1914 ~ December 22, 2016
Resided in: Candler, NC
Beatrice Thelma Warren Rice, born September 22, 1914 in Buncombe Co., died Thursday, December 22, 2016. Mrs. Rice was a daughter of the late Belton and Sue McElrath Warren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Burton Rice, sisters Muriel Johnson and Francis Cogburn, and brothers Jay, Spurgeon, and Alonzo Warren. Through the years, Mrs. Rice was employed at American Enka, Bon Marché, Belk, and Profitt's, retiring at age 87. After retirement, she volunteered at the Transylvania County and Mission Hospitals. She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church for over 50 years, and was currently a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughters, Priscilla Morgan (Rev. Alvin) and June Dockery (Bill); 6 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastor Daniel Dockery officiating. Interment will follow at Piney Mountain United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.