Franklin Ladon Rice

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Franklin Ladon Rice, 69, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday May 22, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Ancil and LaNell Cossey Rice and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was a 1960 graduate of Manila High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was the owner and operator of Rice Trucking Company in Manila and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Rice.

He is survived by a son, Tim Rice; a daughter, Teresa Henderson, both of Manila; a brother, Ricky Rice of Jefferson City, Tenn., a grandson, Joshua Henderson of Manila.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday. May 25, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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