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Obituary for Teresa Joy Rice

Teresa Joy Rice, age 62, Johnson City, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2018. She was a native of Unicoi County and had been a resident of Johnson City for the past 10 years. Teresa was a daughter of the late Chester and Grace Fender Rice. She was a member of Upper Rice Creek Baptist Church.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one brother, Ronnie L. Rice, Conway, SC; two sisters: Eloise "Ellie" Daniel (Bill Runion), St. Helena Island, SC, Elizabeth Honeycutt and husband, Charles, Asheville, NC; several nephews and nieces; special relatives, Jeff and Katherine Bowen.

The family wishes to thank all those who gave Joy such loving care. We will never forget you!

A graveside service was held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in the Upper Rice Creek Cemetery. Reverend Harold Lewis officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Teresa Joy Rice to: Upper Rice Creek Baptist Church, 1901 Rice Creek Road, Flag Pond, TN 37657.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Rice family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Rice family. (423) 743-1380.
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