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June Barbee Rice

June 16, 1939 — February 26, 2024

Phenix City, AL

Mrs. June Barbee Rice passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at her home in Phenix City, AL.  

A memorial service will be held 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Vance Brooks Funeral Home in Phenix City, AL with Rev. Grant Parker officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 until 12:00 noon, one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rice was born June 16, 1939 in Phenix City, AL, daughter of the late Claude F. Barbee and Lottie Statham Barbee.  She retired from the Russell County Circuit Clerks office with over 40 years of service.   Mrs. Rice was a former member of the Moose Lodge and the River Rats.  She was also a member of the “Do Nothing Club” and Epworth Methodist Church.   Mrs. Rice enjoyed sewing, bird watching, cross word puzzles and playing the piano.  One of her favorite past times was to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set.  Above all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles “Ronnie” Rice; a daughter Kristi Slayton; brothers, Raymond Barbee and Homer Barbee; and a sister, Ruth Ellis.

She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Garrison and husband Chris of Phenix City, AL and Cathy Anthony and husband Perry of Nashville, TN; one son, Chuck Rice and wife Jan of Tallahassee, FL; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; several other extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Epworth Methodist Church, P.O. Box 430, Phenix City, AL 36868 or the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org 

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Visitation

Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Phenix City

3738 US-431, Phenix, AL 36867

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 16, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Phenix City

3738 US-431, Phenix, AL 36867

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