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Ezekiel John  Rice
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Obituary for Ezekiel John Rice

Ezekiel John Rice, 81, of E. Bee Tree Road, Marshall, passed away, Friday, April 7, 2017.

Ezekiel was born on September 23, 1935 in Madison County to his late parents Lawson and Texie Arrington Rice. He was lifelong owner/operator of a saw mill and was also a farmer. Mr. Rice was a member of Peek's Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Nola Mae Rice; siblings, Everett, Vera Fisher, Joe, Perry, Wesley, Wiley, Dallas, and Harriett Ledford.

He is survived by his sons: John and his wife Carroll of Mars Hill, Ronald and his wife Maxine of Marshall and Rodney Rice of Marshall; grandchildren, Allison, Namon and Nick; three great grandchildren; caregiver, Mary Arrington.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 in the Chapel of Madison Funeral Services with Pastors Ken Parker, Stewart Edwards and Stanley Peek officiating. Burial will follow in the Rice Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. prior to service at the funeral home.

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Madison Funeral Services

1750 Hwy 213
Marshall, NC 28753





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Madison Funeral Services

1750 Hwy 213
Marshall, NC 28753

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Rice Cemetery

Madison County
Madison County, NC 28753


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