Funeral    services    for    Mr. James Edward Rice,  52,  of
Westmoreland, Tennessee,  will  be held   at   3 P.M. on Friday,
July  3, 2009,  at  Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home
in Gainesboro, TN.  Burial  will  follow  in  the Stacy Cemetery in
the Old Antioch community of Jackson County.

The  family  will  receive  friends on Friday from 10 A.M. until
time of services.

Mr. Rice  passed  away  on  Tuesday,  June  30, 2009, at his
residence in Westmoreland, TN.
He  was  born  April  3, 1957,  in  Lebanon,  TN,  to  the  late
Horace Lee and Rose Lee Stacy Rice.  On May 17, 1985, he
was married to
Dena Faye Rice, who survives. He was a roofer
and carpenter,  and  a  member of the Lafayette First Assembly
of God.

In  addition  to  his  parents, he  was  preceded in death by
Rose Marie Champion    and    Betty Jean Sullivan; 1
Baby Girl Lunn;    and   1 Nephew: Derek Wayne

Survivors     include     his     
Wife:     Dena   Faye   Rice   of
Westmoreland, TN;
2 Sons: Jonathan Edward (Sabrina) Rice of
Smyrna, TN,  and  Rusty Edward Rice of Westmoreland,  TN;  
Amanda Jean Rice  of  Wartrace,  TN,   and   Amie
Faye Rice  of  Westmoreland, TN;   
1   Step-Daughter:   Sarah
Lynn Manavong  of  Murfreesboro,  TN;  
6  Grandchildren; his
Fiancé: Diane Lee Wydner of Westmoreland, TN;   1  Brother:
Michael Wayne Rice of Westmoreland, TN; and  
1  Sister: Judy
Lynn (James) Tomlin of Beech Grove, TN.

Bro. John Barnes will officiate at the services.
© 2009 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home