James W. Rice

   James W. "Jim" Rice, of Sullivan, Indiana, passed away May 12, 2017, at his home.
   He was born December 4, 1953 in Charleston, West Virginia, to Clyde D. and Betty (Grinstead) Rice.
He attended school for several years in Boonville, Indiana and was a 1972 graduate of Petersburg High School. Jim had recently retired from Hoosier Energy's Merom plant as as control room operator.
   Jim was preceded in death by his father; a brother-in-law, Robin Robinson; and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his mother, Betty L. Rice of Sullivan; a sister, Jackie Robinson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a brother, J.C. Rice and his wife Ann, of Jerseyville, Illinois; nieces Sarah Robinson of Myrtle Beach, Ellie Woelfel and her daughter Emma Jane of Jerseyville; nephew, Jackson "JT" Rice of Jerseyville; aunt, Shelby Duncan and her husband Cecil, of New Haven, West Virginia; and many cousins. Jim is also survived by a special friend, Lisa Harris of Petersburg, Indiana.
   Friends may visit Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg, Indiana, on Thursday, May 18 from 5-7 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Graham Cemetery in New Haven, West Virginia at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20. Anderson Funeral Home of New Haven has been entrusted with the arrangements.
   In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department, the American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Wabash Valley are appreciated.

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  James H. Anderson
Licensee in Charge
Anderson Funeral Home
PO Box 270
174 Layne Street
New Haven, WV  25265
(304) 882-8200