Rex Rice

Mr. Rex Rice, age 85 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Born Sunday, January 27, 1929 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Voyd Edgar Rice and the late Fannie Mae Barton Rice. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Vaudine Smith. Mr. Rice was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield and president of the Rex Rice Hunting Club. He attended Centenary College on a Basketball Scholarship. Mr. Rice served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of Korea. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, LaMaye Sherwood Rice, son, Craig Rice of Winnfield, LA,   brother, James Rice of Thayne, WY, sisters, Doris McIlwain of Columbia, LA, Gloria Hickey of Winnfield, LA and Betty Meyers of Winnfield, LA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield with Dr. Calvin Phelps and Rev. John Holland officiating. Interment was in Sardis Cemetery near Atlanta, LA. Shelton Collins, John Harrington, Todd Mares, Patrick Smith, Doug Smith, and John F. Lovell, Sr. served as pallbearers. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com
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