Canton, Joann Rice, 91, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.
Joann was the daughter of the late J. Howell and Audrey Sluder Blalock. She was a registered nurse working 16 years at Mission Hospital and another 16 years at Haywood County Health Department. She was a member of High Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald Zade Rice; two sons, Donald Rice and his wife, Terry, of Candler and David Rice and his wife, Tessa, of Canton; two grandsons, Beauford Rice and his wife, Jennifer, and Kaleb Rice and his wife Brittney; and two great-grandsons, Zade and Hunter Rice.
Services will be held on Tuesday, October 13, at 2:00 at High Street Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 prior to the service with Reverend Chris Willett and Reverend Beauford Rice officiating. Burial will follow the service at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to High Street Baptist Church (WMU), 73 High Street, Canton, NC 28716.
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