Graveside services for Claire L. Rice, 89, of Rockdale are pending at Osborn Cemetery in Hiawassee, Georgia.

Mrs. Rice died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

She was born Jan. 6, 1922, in Lee County to Rudolph V. and Anna (Simek) Mikulin.

She married William Vaughn Rice Jr. on Aug. 24, 1950, in Houston.

Mrs. Rice was a Rockdale resident for the past two and a half years and was formerly of Houston.

She was a member of Clear Lake Presbyterian Church in Clear Lake and had been attending First Presbyterian Church in Rockdale.

Mrs. Rice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Olga Tietjen.

Survivors are two sons, William Vaughn Rice III and wife Jennifer of Austin, Michael David Rice and wife Kathy of Hiawassee, Georgia; a daughter, Tamara Rice Stockton and husband Don of Rockdale; and seven grandchildren, William Stockton, Travis Stockton, Griffen Rice, Vaughn Stockton, Walker R ice, Sam Stockton and Zachary Stockton.

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