Rev. Tom Martin officiated at the services. Burial followed in Trigg Memory Acres, in Cadiz.
Mrs. Rice died on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN of natural causes.
Mrs. Rice was born on Tuesday, December 30, 1924, in Lobelville, TN. She was daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Edna Virtrees (Cook) Cotham.
Mrs. Rice was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lobelville Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Russell Lewis, one brother, Elmer Cotham, and one sister, Ermal Mannon.
Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Rice of Waverly TN, one daughter and son in law, Betty Mae and Donnie Ray Lancaster of Gracey, three brothers, Ike Cotham, of Lobelville, TN, Woodrwon Cotham, Of Lobelville, TN, and Grover Cleveland Cotham Jr., of Parson, TN, two sisters, Stella McCaig, of Waverly, TN, and Louise Surlock, of McEwen, TN, one step daughter, Becky Conley, Waverly, TN, grandchildren, Carey Don and Sheri Lancaster, Trudy and Kevin Carr, and Judy Sidebottom, one step grandchild, Sherdian Conley, great grandchildren, Rachel Sidebottom, Alexandra Carr, Hannah Lancaster, Chance Lancaster, and Josie Carr.
Serving, as pallbearers were Carey Don Lancaster, Kevin Carr, Jerry Cotham, Charles Cotham, Kevin Alexander, and David Wells.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadiz Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1960 Cadiz, KY 42211.