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Mary V. (Gaines) Rice, 90, formerly of Baltimore St., Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Thornwald Home, Carlisle. She was born on January 17, 1927 in Chambersburg, and was the daughter of the late Dennis and Georgia (Wells) Gaines. She was the widow of George W. Rice, Sr., who passed away on June 16, 2012.

Mary was a loving homemaker. She was a longtime member and organist at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Carlisle. Mary will be deeply missed by her loving family.

She is survived by one son, Garyson D. (Sandra Smith) Rice of Winston-Salem, NC, four daughters; Sharon D. (Delmar Rouse) Rice of Carlisle, Dolly Rice (husband, Craig) Kern of Carlisle, Vickie N. (husband, Randall) Brevik of Carlisle and Toni L. (Pierre Almonacy) Rice of Union, NJ, five grandchildren; Jamie Mearkle, S. Scott Marshall, Luke Brevik, Anthony Rice and Stephanie Rice and several great-grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death one son, George W. Rice, Jr., who died in 1997 and one brother, Arthur Gaines.

A viewing will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 followed by funeral services at 12:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Walter R. Reed officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Thornwald Home. www.Since1853.com.

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Dolly and Grayson, So sorry to read about your mom's passing. I met her years ago in a night school class and she was always fun and nice to be with.
Candy Sheaffer Ward
Dear Dolly & Garyson
I was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. It's not easy losing your love ones. She was always very pleasant and I remember her from a long long time ago. Always a classy lady. She will be missed dearly. Just remember all those good times you've shared with her and that will get you thru this. 
Jeanne Swope Gilbert

The Spraglin family sends their sincere condolences and heartfelt blessings in this period of the loss of your mother. May God continue to strengthen and keep each of you.
Dr. Rick & Sandra Spraglin

To Rice family and friends.....It is so hard to lose a loved one. We know that it will happen but we are never prepared. I remember you Mother from along time ago. My Grandmother lived right down from your home and we all played together. Your Mother will be missed greatly and my prayer is for peace and understanding during this journey. Mrs. Rice can now soar with the angles. God bless and keep you all safe.
Bette King Skolnik

Vickie, sorry to hear about your Mothers passing. Prayers for you and your family.
Frank and Darlene Ramond

To the family you have my deepest sympathy.
Van(Smith) Caples

 Vickie and Family: So sorry for your loss. I haven't been around your mother in many many years as I was probably in my late 20s or so at your house. When I was there few times, your mom was so nice, caring and inviting, made you feel at home. I do have those vivid memories of being there at their home in Carlisle.God Bless!
Inez & Bob Toney

Dolly and the whole Rice family I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I just loved Mary she is the sweetest soul I loved and enjoyed caring for her. She will be missed. Love and Hugs
Cheryl Adams

Dear Dolly and Sharon,
It was a privilege to know your mother for the last year and a half. She had a generous spirit. She was full of energy - I like to walk too. She appreciated beauty not only in pretty clothes but in the people who wore them. And, of course, she liked a cup of coffee and something sweet to eat. May she rest now in the peace and joy of heaven.
Ellen Kievit, Stafford's daughter

May our Lord bless and comfort your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Alice Wright Thompson

Dolly and Craig, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Rena' Hines

Dear Dolly,  So sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  I remember our talk on how wonderful your mother was at last year's picnic.  Hard to lose our mothers and only time will heal.  Blessings to you and your love ones. 
Ron and Cindy Wilson


It was a great time growing up around this beautiful lady.  I know she is watching over us. May she rest in peace.  You will be missed, but you are in my heart.
Barbara (Sheaffer) Gladfelter


Dear Vicki & Family, Sorry to read about the loss of your mother.
Joanie Rupp


I have so many good memories of the kindness and friendship of both Mary and George.  We were long-time neighbors with our yards facing each other.  My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Allie Pyle



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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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