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Maxine Franklin Rice

December 12, 1931 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Maxine Franklin Rice Obituary

Maxine Franklin Rice, age 92 of Cornelia, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on December 12, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Arlin John & Cleo Jameson Franklin. Maxine was a graduate of Clarkesville High School, Class of 1949. She was a faithful wife, devoted Mom, and loving Nana. Maxine was a homemaker who was well known for her wonderful home cooked meals, special biscuits made from scratch, and delicious cakes. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, flower and vegetable gardening. She loved reading her Bible and was a tremendous prayer warrior. Maxine was a faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church where she served as an integral part of the Ladies Aid Ministry, providing food, flowers, and cards to families in their time of need. She also assisted in Vacation Bible School throughout the years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, William Ray Rice; son, Duane Edward Rice; sister & brother-in-law, Evelyn & Howard Thomason; brothers, Rev. Kenneth Franklin & Douglas Franklin; & brothers-in-law, Bill Glore & Lee Sellers.

Survivors include her children, David & Melanie Rice of Clarkesville, GA; Donald & Melissa Rice of Cornelia, GA; Daryl & Misty Rice of Demorest, GA; grandchildren, Brandon Shook, Haley Rice, Dylan Rice, Connor Rice, & Carter Rice; sisters, Joyce Franklin Glore & Dorothy Franklin Sellers both of Cornelia, GA; brothers & sisters-in-law, Johnny & Karen Franklin of Mount Airy, GA; Ernest Franklin of Baldwin, GA; Marilyn Franklin of Cleveland, GA; Jimmie Sue Franklin of Clarkesville, GA; Oveline Rice of Clarkesville, GA; & a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2024 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Nix & Rev. Chris York officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Flowers are accepted or the family requests that donations be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 5040 Pea Ridge Road, Cornelia, GA. 30531 or to Gideon’s International c/o Habersham North Camp, P.O. Box 1855 Clarkesville, GA. 30523.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
March 20, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Habersham Cemetery

Visitation
Wednesday
March 20, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Habersham Cemetery

Funeral Service
Thursday
March 21, 2024

2:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church
Pea Ridge Road
Cornelia, GA 30531

Interment following service
Thursday
March 21, 2024

New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
Pea Ridge Road
Cornelia, GA 30531

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