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Ruby Florence Lewis Rice

Published: 09/06/2013

Ruby Florence Lewis Rice of Newport passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at 9:45 a.m.

She was a member of Dutch Bottoms Baptist Church.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents Neil and Lucille Lewis, sisters Mary Ruth Lewis, Marie Cook, and Gladys Holt, and nephew Tyler Bolton.

She is survived by her husband Danny Rice of 22 years and family: Tate Rice and Jennifer Blair; sisters Imogene James and Jenny Bailey; brothers Jimmy (Susie) Lewis, Earl Lewis, David Lewis, and Charles Lewis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Tim and Diane Rice, David and Audrey Rice, and Jerry and Pam Valentine; and several nieces and nephews. She would like to mention special people in her life: Debbie Juliun, Betty McMillan, Pam Valentine, Amy Love, Brenda McMillan, Carolyn Buckner, and Imogene McMahan, and also friends from the Dandridge Yacht Club.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Manes Funeral Home.

At 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013, the family will hold a small service at Manes Funeral Home before burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Rev. Ron Ball will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Tate Rice, Jody Layman, Chris Layman, Jim Denton, Chris James, and Matt Heck.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge

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