3/11/1916 – 11/15/2007

Masonic graveside services for George A. Rice, Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, No. 18, 2007 at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mr. Rice passed away Thursday, Nov.15, 2007, at Elkhart Oaks Care Center.

He was born March 11, 1916, in Janesville, Wis. to George and Anne Rice.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edith; his daughter, Linda Riley; and his grandson, Scott Weeks.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Hillsdale Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan for over 60 years.

He was the manager of Industrial Garment Factory from 1946 until 1980 when he retired. He had worked in the industrial garment business since 1934 when he was 18 years old.

He is survived by his son, George Rice,Jr and Bennye of Mesquite; son-in-law, Robert Riley of Palestine; granddaughters, Carol and Ruben Martel, Misty and Eddie Rose of Mesquite and Korie and Ronnie Stegall of Bullard; great-grandchildren, Reed and Hayden Rose, Hannah and Eli Martel, Dylan, Walker and Reagan Stegall; sister-in-law, Mary Helen Glynn of Janesville, Wisc. and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the charity of your choice.

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