Nina Dean Tency Sutton Rice
Funeral Date: 3/8/2015

Nina Dean “Tency” Sutton Rice, age 86, of Gravelridge, AR, died Friday March 6, at Chapel Woods Health and Rehabilitation in Warren, AR. Born November 7, 1928 at Gravelridge, AR, a daughter of the late John Allen Sutton and Effie Byrd Sutton she was a retired C.N.A., member Antioch Baptist Church and the widow of Robert Cicero “R.C.” Rice who died February 23, 2002. They were united in marriage May 27, 1947. Survivors are 3 sons Henry Clay Rice, Jersey, AR, Ronnie Carroll Rice and spouse Billie Jean, Johnsville, AR, Robert Allen Rice and spouse Melissa, El Dorado, AR. 3 daughters Nina Jane Summerland and spouse Joe, Hermitage, AR, Robbie Dean Coleman and spouse Hawk, Springfield, AR, Rita Carolyn Boykin and spouse Rodney, Johnsville, AR. 2 special daughters Debbie Reed and Genita McKnight. 1 brother Johnny Sutton, Warren, AR. 2 sisters Georgia Gates and Annette Rawls both of Warren, AR. 28 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were brothers James Sutton, Richard Sutton; sisters Hattie Greenwood, Lucille Freer. Funeral services were 4:00 p.m. Sunday March 8, at Antioch Baptist Church in Gravelridge with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Nina Harrod was pianist. Burial was in Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Michael Hollingsworth, Jason Hollingsworth, Tim Boykin, Bud Rice, Tony Rice, Colby Rice, J.R. Rice, Tyler Crosswhite, Dillon Rice and Houston Crosswhite.



Name: Lea Ann Forrest

Name: Bob & Laverne Laster
Message: Family, our prayers are with you all at this sad time

Name: Teresa Hays
Message: Rita so sorry for the loss of your Momma

Name: Jeff & Sheena Tucker
Message: We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom, your in our prayers Aunt Robbie. Regenia...she was a very sweet Women...I know she will be missed. Hugs to you all

Name: Mark & Kelley Hollingsworth
Message: Mamaw will be greatly missed... My prayers are with all the family.

Name: Annette Gibson
Message: So sorry to hear about Aunt Teeny. My prayers for you all.

Name: David & Karen McDougald
Message: Family, please know that you have our deepest sympathy during your time of sorrow. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ms.Teeny will be greatly missed. She was a very sweet lady, always the same every time you seen her. No matter what.

Name: Donna Ashcraft
Message: Clay and family, I am so sorry for your great loss. May God bless each one of you during these sad days ahead of you. I pray you all find a sense of peace and comfort that only our Lord can give.

Name: Bradley and Paula Herring
Message: Alan,Ronnie and all family we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

Name: Thomas & Barbara Rice
Message: Children and Family, Our deepest sympathy goes to you on your loss of Mrs. Tensy. We enjoyed attending church with her at Antioch and highly respected her and Mr. R. C. Our love to all of you!

Name: bonnie dickens
Message: Ronnie, Clay Debbie,Genita im so sorry for your loss im praying for your family


Name: Debbie Henry
Message: Rita and family my heart goes out to you your Moma was a sweet lady when my Moma was living they were the best of friends my the goog Lord be with you all at this sad time but just no where she is and we will meet her one day

Name: Joyce smith smith
Message: So sorry for your loss. May the Lord hold you all in his loving arms

Name: Joyce smith smith
Message: So sorry for your loss. May the Lord hold you all in his loving arms

Name: Donna Craig McDougald
Message: Rita and Family, so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful Lady and loved her family. You are in our prayers.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley

Name: Nicki Miller
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.So sorry for your loss