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Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Cumberland for Bruce Lee Rice, 87, a Marshall County resident since the year of statehood. Mr. Rice died Sunday evening in a Madill hospital. He had been in ill health two years. Wesley Mitchell officiated for the services at the Cumberland Baptist Church. He was assisted by W.C. Jester with music presented by the choir. Service arrangements and burial in the Cumberland Cemetery were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home.
Mr. Rice was born Oct. 21, 1894, in Arkansas. He moved to Marshall County in 1907, living several years on Rooster Creek, later moving to Aylesworth. He and Ora Duncan were married Feb. 14, 1914. They observed their 68th wedding anniversary last month. They farmed several years following their marriage. He later worked for Service Products Co., in Aylesworth until his retirement in 1957. During World War I Mr. Rice served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Cumberland Baptist Church and had been a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1951. Survivors include Mrs. Rice, a resident of Brookside Manor; two sons, Loyd of Pauls Valley and Charles Rice of Woodward; four daughters, Lorene Jones of Little City, Polly Maxey of Tishomingo and Winfred Whatley of Durant. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A Mosonic graveside service was conducted by Dr. Wade Reed with the formal Flag presentation made by Fred Vanderpool and Joe Pakulske. Mansonic members served as pallbearers.

ORA EMMA RICE 11/14/1991



Funeral services for Ora Emma Rice, 95, of Cumberland were conducted Saturday morning. Mrs. Rice died Nov. 6 in a Durant nursing home where she had been living since 1984.
Rev. Wesley Mitchell officiated the services at Watts Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the Cumberland Cemetery under the direction of Watts Funeral Home of Madill. Casket escorts were her grandsons.
She was born Nov. 21, 1896, in Cumberland, Indian Territory. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Hallie [Hattie] Jane Duncan. She spent most of her live [life] in Cumberland and Little City.
She became the bride of Bruce L. Rice on Feb. 14, 1915, in Cumberland. He died on March 7 1982. She was a long-time member of the Cumberland Baptist church.
She is survived by two sons, Loyd Rice of Pauls Valley and Charles Rice of Woodward; four daughters, Lorene Thompson of Madill, Christine Goff of Oklahoma City, Polly Maxey of Tishomingo and Winfred Whatley of Durant; a brother, Roy Duncan of Cumberland, 15 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.