Zenna Mae Rice | 1917-2013

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Zenna Mae Rice

Zenna Mae Rice, 96, of Alvord, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with the Rev. Bill Cleveland and Dr. Bill Howse officiating. Burial will be at Alvord Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Pallbearers will be Zenna’s grandsons: Dean Peace, Brad Thompson, Andy Thompson, Kelly Rice, Ty Coffee and David Adams.

Zenna was born April 12, 1917, in Waskom to Marion Monroe and Nellie Augusta (Young) Sheets. She married J.T. Rice July 27, 1936, in Fort Worth, and they were married 62 years at his death July 26, 1998. Zenna and J.T. were owners of a service station in Alvord for more than 35 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Clair Adams and husband, Neal, of San Angelo, Barbara Peace and husband, Ben, of Alvord, Francie Coffee and Lynn Garrett, both of Decatur; son Michael Rice and wife, Kathy, of San Antonio; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers Robert Sheets and wife, Mildred, Finis Hearon and Marion Connell; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Zenna was also preceded in death by her sister, Malissa Craddock; brother David Sheets; and grandson Jeff Adams.

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