November 02, 2020

Ellen Rice, affectionately known as “Miss Ellen”, a resident of Union City, Tenn., and formerly of South Fulton, died Nov. 2 at the Jackson Madison County Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. She was 71.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Stephen Cavness and Dr. Kevin Wright officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at the First Baptist Church until the hour of service. Hornbeak Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Rice II, whom she married July 24, 1971; a daughter, Sarah (Ronnie) Brown, of South Fulton; a son, Charles Avery “Chuck” (Ann) Rice III, of Franklin, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Madison Hope Brown and Brock Avery Brown, both of South Fulton, and Charles Shepherd Rice, Elizabeth Grace Rice, Laura Frances Rice and Mary Carter Rice, all of Franklin, Tenn.; and two sisters, Swan (Paul) Archinalm of Amarillo, Texas, and Susan (Mike) Duncan, of Abilene, Texas.

She was born Jan. 13, 1949 in Midland, Texas to the late W.T. “Dub” and Darris Butler Haglar.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fulton. She taught Pre-School at the First Baptist Church for 36 years and also taught Sunday School and was the former Children’s Choir Director. She enjoyed camping, crafts and was an avid sports fan for her grandchildren.

She was a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1140, Fulton, Ky. 42041 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Va. 22116 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 1325, Fulton, Ky. 42041.