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Jarriet Heath Rice

August 16, 2023


Jarriet Heath Rice, 81, of Whispering Pines, passed away at First Health Hospice and Palliative Care in Pinehurst on August 16, 2023. 

Mr. Rice was born in Carthage, North Carolina, to the late John Heath Rice and Prestell Gillis Rice. He graduated from Cameron High School (now Cameron Elementary) and attended East Carolina University for a year before joining the U.S. Army. Once he was discharged, Mr. Rice worked briefly for the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. After five years, he began a new career with the Western Electric telephone company. Eventually, Mr. Rice worked as an engineer with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Lucent-Alcatel before retiring at the age of seventy. 

Mr. Rice was a member of the Hamlet Lodge of Freemasons (York Rite). He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time, and he traveled frequently to Florida, Hawaii and Alaska with family and friends.

Mr. Rice is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Carol Rawl Rice, and his son, Jarriet Rice, Jr., both of Whispering Pines; his daughter, Angela Rice Jones (Michael) of Pinehurst; his granddaughter, Kathryn Oakley (Brandon) of Carthage; and his grandson, Michael Jones, Jr. (Aryeannah), also of Carthage; three sisters: Linda Hamann of Myrtle Beach, SC, Di’Anne Lewis of Raleigh, and Elaine Graves (James) of Carthage; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at 11:00 AM at White Hill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jean Sparks and Rev. Wendell McGee officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff members at First Health Hospice and Palliative Care in Pinehurst for their exceptional care and kindnesses.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to White Hill Presbyterian Church, PO Box 5258, Sanford, NC 27331.

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Funeral Service
August 23, 2023

11:00 AM
White Hill Presbyterian Church
3301 White Hill Rd
Sanford, NC 27332


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