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Michael E. Rice

August 9, 1986 – February 6, 2017


RiceMichael E. Rice, age 30 of LaSalle, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Jake Clawson, pastor of Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. Eddie Howard will officiate. Burial will be private at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 9, 1986 in Monroe, Michael was the son of Edward Dwayne and Lisa D. (Hawkins) Rice. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 2003.

Michael is survived by his mother, Lisa (Roy) Murphy of LaFollette, TN; father, Dwayne Rice of LaSalle; three children, Brooke and Emma Rice of Livingston, TX and Jeanette Rice of Monroe; two step-brothers, Ryan Murphy of Panama City, FL and Jesse Murphy of Petersburg; three sisters, Jennifer Rice of Speedwell, TN, Alysha Dye of Middlesboro, KY, and Caitlin Murphy of LaFollette, TN; step-sister, Megan Murphy of Toledo, OH; grandparents, Anna Rice of LaSalle, and Danny and Diane Hawkins of Speedwell, TN.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harley Rice.

Memorial donations are encouraged to Rupp Funeral Home to assist the family.

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2 Responses to Michael E. Rice

  • Bret flory says:

    Dwayne so sorry to here of your loss. Mom and Dad had told me of the recent tragegy. Please offer our condolence to you and your family.
    Bret Flory

  • Bobby and Pat Carter says:

    So sorry to hear about Mikey. I will keep you in our prayers.. Ann, Dwayne we love you.

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