Artie Z. Rice

TENNERTON — Artie Z. Rice, 80, of Rock Cave, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.  He was born in Canaan, on Oct. 16, 1937, a son of the late Clinton David Rice and Della Friend Rice Sines.  He is survived by his wife Jessie Anderson Rice.  Also surviving are two sons:  David and wife Mindy Rice, of Buckhannon, and Kevin Rice, of North Carolina; two grandchildren:  Kristen Rice, of Buckhannon, and Daniel Rice, of Rock Cave;  one brother Richard and wife Susan Rice, of St. Albans; one sister Wilma Pringle, of Clay;  and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Carol Burnside and Ellen Jayne Anderson.

Artie was a former bus driver and construction worker.  He enjoyed fishing.

Friends will be received at the Canaan Community Church on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour, with Pastor David Jessie officiating.  Interment will follow in the Canaan Cemetery.  Online condolences may be extended to the Rice family at The Rice family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with funeral arrangements.

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