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William Elbert Pete Rice

October 16, 1924 - September 26, 2010
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RICEDURHAM Mr. William Elbert (Pete) Rice, 85, of Durham, died on Sunday, September 26, 2010. Mr. Rice was born in Garland, Arkansas, the son of the late Robert and Lillie Rice. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and met and married Hyacinth Cooley Rice while stationed at Camp Lejeune during WorldContinue Reading

Michael Knowles left a message on October 3, 2010:
Pete Rice is/was what life is all about...do the right thing, and leave the world a better place.. I got to know him as a leader of the new Southern High School, during my time there (1959-63), and followed his productive career after Southern. My condolences to all the family, and I also hope that you are celebrating his life. Michael Knowles
Ron Stephens left a message on September 7, 2010:
Growing up I remember Pete Rice as a pillar of the Bethesda community. He did it all, at church, at school, he was always there.There were few more respected or appreciated than Mr. Rice. Out of respect I could never call him anything else. He left his mark on many lives and made our world a better place.
Martha Williams Latta left a message on September 7, 2010:
Very much liked Mr. Rice as a teacher at Southern Hi. My sincerest condolences to his family, I know he will be greatly missed.
Vance & Dorothy Clayton left a message on September 7, 2010:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was such a wonderful man. He will be missed.May the Lord Bless you and Keep you in his Care.
MILLARD THACKER left a message on September 6, 2010:
Our sympathy goes out to the entire family. Pete was a true friend, a fellow Ruritan and a mentor. His commitment and dedication to education taught me a lot while at Mangum High School. He was committed to his community, to RURITAN and to helping others. His leadership will be missed. MILLARD THACKER2002 RURITAN NATIONAL PRESIDENT
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Brenda Andrews left a message on September 6, 2010:
So sorry to hear of Mr. Rice's passing. He was always one of my favorite teachers. I will always remember going to see The Marine Band with Ronda, Mr Rice and his friend.
Doc Hamm left a message on September 6, 2010:
Mr. Rice was my freshman home room teacher and the coach of the freshman football team my first year at Southern. Thereafter, I have always referred to him as Coach Rice. He was a wonderful gentleman and a credit to the teaching profession.It has been a pleasure for me to see him from time to time over the last 50 plus years (usually at class reunions) and I will greatly miss him, as will countless others lucky enough to have been one of his students.
Roy Daniels left a message on September 6, 2010:
A great person and teacher that I will always remember (Southern High School)
Dianne Ayres left a message on September 2, 2010:
This is a very good picture of Uncle Pete.
Lester Mason left a message on September 2, 2010:
Thank you for being such a good friend you will be missed.
Rev. C. W. Moss left a message on September 1, 2010:
I have fond memories of Mr. Rice as my government teacher at Southern High. He was a good and decent man. May God's love and presence give you peace and comfort.
Eddie W.Davis left a message on September 1, 2010:
I'm sorry to hear of Pete's passing. We were good friends and had many good times together. He had a great sense of humor and did as much for disabled people as anyone in North Carolina. God bless you all. Eddie W. Davis Randolph Vocational Workshop, Inc.
Eddie W. Davis left a message on September 1, 2010:
I'm sorry to hear of Pete's passing. We were good friends and had many good times together. He had a great sense of humor and did as much for disabled people as anyone in North Carolina. God bless you all. Eddie W. Davis Randolph Vocational Workshop
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