Obituary of William "Bill" Richard Rice ~ 2002

Transcribed by Joan S Dunn

Source: The News & Observer Jul 19 2002

ALLIANCE - William "Bill" Richard Rice, 72, died Wednesday at Craven 
Regional Medical Center. 
He was born in Brainard, MN on October 31, 1929.  He was a member of 
Alliance United Methodist Church. He retired as a Colonel from the USMC 
after 28 years of service, where he served as a pilot. He served as 
Pamlico County Manager for 18 years as well as Finance Officer. He served 
as interim director of Coastal Solid Waste Management Authority and 
currently was on its Board of Directors. He was a member of Bayboro 
Masonic Lodge #331 and the New Bern Sudan Temple.  
He is survived by his wife, Fonrose Johnson Rice; one son, William Mack 
Rice of Havelock; two sisters, Phyllis Lundquist of Edina, MN and Harriet 
Sewell of North Pole, Alaska; and one granddaughter, Sara Jean Rice.  
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean C. Rice.  
Funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. 
Dr. Gaylord Lehman and Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer and Rev. Eric Lindblade 
officiating, and full military honors. Burial will be in New Bern National 
The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home 10-11 a.m. Friday, 
prior to the funeral service.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sudan Crippled 
Children's Fund, PO Drawer 490, New Bern, NC 28563, Pamlico County Public
Library, 603 Main Street, Bayboro, NC 28515 or a favorite charity.   
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.

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