Ruth Lucille (Haus) Rice

July 27, 1941 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 78)

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Ruth Lucille Rice, 78, of Franklin passed away Friday, January 24, 2020. Ruth was born July 27, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Cecil Bert Haus and Ruth Simerson Haus. Ruth previously worked as a Machine Operator at Caterpillar.  She was a member of Windy Gap Baptist Church.


Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Susan Deetz of Franklin and Jeanna Morgan (Ken) of Franklin; one son, Paul Rice, Jr and his fiancé Kimberly Barker of Knoxville, TN; six grandchildren, Jonathan Lequire, Nathan Morgan, Aaron Rice, Marina Morgan, Angela Deetz, and Alexandra Arnold; four great grandchildren, Alivia Rice, Emma Rice, Justin Talley and Xavier Lequire. Three sisters, Judy Smith, Sharon Farrell (Bruce), and Joan Ray; two brothers, Sam Haus (Judy) and Larry Haus. In addition to her parents Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Rice, Sr.; two sisters and eight brothers.


A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Monday, January 27, 2020 at Windy Gap Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Rogers and Rev. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore-Welch Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 5pm-7pm at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home.



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January 26, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home
105 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

Funeral Service
January 27, 2020

2:00 PM
Windy Gap Baptist Church
1111 Windy Gap Rd.
Franklin, NC 28734

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