Marie Nichols Rice
Funeral Date: 11/18/2008

Marie Nichols Rice age 95 of Warren Ar., died Friday, November 14th at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born October 1, 1913 in Cleveland County Ar. a daughter of the late Burdett Nichols and Ida Hayes Nichols. She was a homemaker, a Church of Christ member and the widow of Vester R. Rice whom she married December 26, 1936 and he died January 3, 1983. Also preceding her in death is an infant son and a brother John A. Nichols. She is survived by 2 sons, Bradley County Judge, Lavern Rice (RET), and spouse Reba, Leonard Rice and spouse Sharon all of Warren, Ar. 2 daughters Patsy Rice Smith and spouse Noah, Warren, Ar. Dr. Peggy Marie Rice Doss and spouse Auddy, Monticello, Ar. 2 brothers, Albert Nichols, Rye, Ar. and Robert Nichols, Fordyce, Ar. 3 grandchildren Elizabeth Marie Nowlen and spouse Joe and Sarah Catherine Doss all of Monticello Ar. Marcus Alan Brown and spouse Martha, Nashville, Tenn. 2 great-grandchildren Jordyn Elizabeth Marie Nowlen, Monticello, Ar. and Anna Marie Rice Brown, Nashville, Tenn. A very special friend and caregiver Albina Aguilar, Warren, Ar. Funeral services were 1:30pm Tuesday, November 18th at Frazerís Chapel with Reverend Wayman Mann and Reverend John Kidwell officiating. Singers were the Bryant Sisters and organist was Linda Barrett. Active pallbearers were Tim Nichols, Andy Nichols, Warren Nichols, Wayne Nichols, Tracy Nichols, and Delbert Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Reep, Nicky Cornish, Dr. Dichelle George, Dr. James Marsh, Grady Laster, John George, Duwayne George, and Jackie West. Burial in Union Cemetery at Rye, Ar. by Frazerís Funeral Home.



Name: Carolyn Kimble
Message: What a legacy this Great Lady leaves to us all! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

Name: Vonda (Valentine) Jarrell
Message: Sorry for your loss. May bless the family you are in our thoughts.

Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are all in our prayers. God only takes the best. Ken & Lula

Name: Nancy Haynes
Message: This was a very special lady who I loved so very much. I thank God for allowing me to be a part of her family. She is one I will never forget. May God be with her family during this time.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: French and Judy Wynne
Message: Peggy, Auddy and family, Please know you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of your friends who love you dearly. Sending our prayers and much love. J

Name: Renee Wolfe Hudock
Message: I am Odell Wolfe's daughter..... I didnt know Marie personally, but she sure raised some great kids.... I know Lavern Rice and Peggy Doss, and think alot of you both.!.. God bless you all and be with you during this difficult time ! She must have been a great lady ! Renee and Rick and family....

Name: Shirley & Bill Hinson
Message: We are sharing in the loss of your Mother, we also loved her. Our prayers are with the family. Noah's Sister and Brother-in-law

Name: Mary & Wayne Dysinger
Message: Our prayers are with each of you and we know the pain that your all are in right now, just know that Mrs. Marie was ready and waiting to go is a blessing. Hold on to all the good memories of a dear and wonderful mother and friend. I know she was wonderful because my brother loved her so very much and she was good to him all the years that he has been in her family. May God hold you all in his hands during the coming days. Hope to see you all soon. I send you love and prayers....

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: I was sad to hear of this great lady's passing. You all are in my prayers

Name: Kaylon Taylor
Message: Mr. Laverne, Mr. Leonard, & Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God keep you in his tender care and comfort your in your hour of need.

Name: Jeanie Rice
Message: I just found out about Aunt Marie's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Jeanie

Name: Cindy Mckinney
Message: I just don't know what to say Mrs. Marie has been around for my whole life right down the road and she was just like my family. All of you are like my family and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you all. Cindy


Name: Betty Sue Bradley Russell
Message: All the Rice Family, you are in our thoughts & prayers, your mother was a golden light wherever she was & never met a stranger. The McKinney family loved her very much.

Name: Melissa Bradley- Hudspeth
Message: Rice family, I remember as a child stopping by your mom's house with my grandmother (Mae McKinney) and my mother(Gertie Bradley). She was a wonderful lady and a very good cook. We will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Name: Billy Joe and Mary Ann Nichols
Message: We send our condolences to the whole family. I never met Marie, but visited with Robert in Fordyce. May God keep you and comfort you. Your cousins, Mary Ann and Billy Joe Nichols

Name: James Rice
Message: Aunt Marie was my second mother, who helped raise me in those summers growing up. I will miss her terribly. May God comfort all of you, as you think about her and the wonderful mother that she was to you. James