Rice, Clifford Herman
Clifford Herman Rice

April 5, 1920 - March 13, 2003

ASHEVILLE - Clifford Herman Rice, 82, of 56 Goldview Road, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Mission St. Joseph's Health System following a period of declining health.

A native of Madison County, he had resided in Buncombe County since 1945 and was a carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he served on the building and cemetery committees and was the church custodian for fifteen years.

He went on many mission trips where he helped build churches throughout the United States. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in Company C of the 160th Field Artillery Battalion.

Mr. Rice was the son of the late Jacob Thurman and Emaline Nancy Bishop Rice, and was also preceded in death by a grandson, Darrell Edwards and brothers Rufus, Julius and Ellis Rice.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Marie Silver Rice, whom he married on June 20, 1948; daughters, Patsy Edwards and husband Ray of Asheville, Linda Franklin and her husband Tony of Alexander, Darlene Rice of Asheville and Tina Laughridge and husband John of Marion; sons, James Rice and wife Teresa, Tim Rice and wife Mary and Stacy Rice, all of Asheville; brothers, Johnny Rice and Huel Rice, both of Asheville; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Reverends Keith Watkins, Ebb Jenkins and H. L. Wilson officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery with grandsons and great-grandsons, Chris Edwards, Scott Franklin, Jason Franklin, Todd Laughridge, Miles Rice and Matthew Fisher serving as pallbearers and Cameron Moss, Andy Rice, Tyson Edwards, Thomas Rice and Jase Petterson serving as honorary pallbearers.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Buncombe County Veterans Memorial Team. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Anders Rice Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.

  George Silver Sr. ->
    George Silver Jr. ->
      Rev. Jacob Silver ->
        Alfred Leonard Silver ->
          Tilman Blalock Silver ->
            Tilman Anderson Silver ->
              Diston Silver ->
                Johnnie Marie Silver m. Clifford Herman Rice

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Transcriber: John (James) Silver

Last updated 8/12/2003 Barney Kaufman