RICE, EMMALINE L. - Johnson County, Kentucky | EMMALINE L. RICE - Kentucky Gravestone Photos

Emmaline L. RICE

Sherman Rice Cemetery (At Swamp Branch) Cemetery
Johnson County,

October 7, 1868 - May 4, 1951

Services Held Sunday For Prominent Woman Mrs. Emeline Price Rice, 82, died at her home at Swamp Branch, Ky., at 3:00 a.m., Friday, May 4, 1951, after an illness of five years. The daughter of the late Hamilton and Evelyn Salyer Price, she was born at Oil Springs, Ky., October 7, 1868. She was a member of the United Baptist Church for seventy years, having been converted at the age of twelve. She was the widow of Sherman Rice, Sr., prominent resident of the county, who preceded her in death March 1, 1947. Also preceding her in death was one son Earl, who died 1914. Mr. and Mrs. Rice spent the fifty-nine years of their married life on a part of the original farm homesteaded by Mr. Rice's pioneer grandfather, John R. Rice, in 1815. Mrs. Rice was a devout Christian, homemaker, mother, and good neighbor. She lived a happy and useful life filled with a high purpose. Her main interest was the welfare of her family. Friends and strangers alike were always given a warm welcome when they visited her home. Kindness ruled her heart and words of encouragement and inspiration flowed from her life into lives of others. Surviving are eight children, seven daughters, Miss Kathryn Rice, Swamp Branch, Mrs. Maurice Backer, and Mrs. Wallis Bailey, both of Lexington, Mrs. Oscar Rice, Louisa, Mrs. S. K. Fiddler, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. J. L. Wilkins, Mt. Hope, W. Va., Mrs. Walter Meek, city; one son Sherman Rice, Jr., Swamp Branch. Surviving also are two sisters, Mrs. William Preston of this city and Mrs. David Rice of Swamp Branch. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 6, by Rev. Lewis Lynch. Burial was in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home.

Contributed on 2/25/22 by lblblair74
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Submitted: 2/25/22 • Approved: 2/25/22 • Last Updated: 2/25/22 • R13433-G13433

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