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“My aunt Carole was the closest thing to a mother I've ever had. So glad I got to see her, tell her I love her, and kiss her goodbye a few hours...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Amy Hall - Hickory, NC - Family

“Im so sorry for the loss of this precious lady. I havent known her long, but I always looked forward to coming out to see her. I know she will be...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jamie Clark - Marion, NC - friend

“Carole was a good woman who was loved by many and will be missed by her children and grandchildren. It was not an easy life for her but she was...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dee Loveland - Chapel Hill, NC

“I am so glad I got to see you this year when I was back there. I remember all the good times and bad that we had together. LOL I love You and my you...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Muriel Alcantara - BARSTOW, CA

“I was so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She was such a kind person and I always enjoyed talking with her. You are in my prayers. ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gsil McComb - Hickory, NC

“My heart goes out to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers and will be in the coming days. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sherry Clark - Hickory, NC

“May she Rest In Peace! She was such a sweet soul and loved everyone!! ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Miranda Cherry - Newton, NC


Mrs. Carole Pauline Duncan Rice, 83, of Hickory, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, following a period of declining health.
Carole was born November 15, 1934, in Catawba County, to the late Eli G. Duncan and Lillian Grant Duncan. She was a member of First Advent Christian Church, and was retired from JC Penney's . Carole loved to cook and work puzzles; but most of all she loved being surrounded by her family and providing for them.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Rice; sons, Alan Rice and Kenny Rice; daughter, Donna Rice; sister, Nadine Wolfe; brothers, Cecil Duncan and Maurice Duncan; daughter-in-laws, Linda Rice and Ellen Rice; and son-in-law, James Helton.
She is survived by her sons, Darrell Rice and wife Karen and Dusty Rice and Terrie Black; Dennis Rice and wife Schell, Wayne Rice and wife Kathy; daughter Jean Mummert and husband Lee; brothers, H.L. Duncan and wife Carolyn, and Gary Duncan; sister, Jeanette Lail and husband Robert; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thanks to her neighbors, the Lafone family and also to caregivers, Teresa Lail and Vickie Mcalpin; and to Encompass Health, Catawba Regional Hospice and to all the palliative care nurses.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM at First Advent Christian Church, with Rev. Dr. John Herschel Roller officiating.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at First Advent Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Advent Christian Church at 1941 North Center St. Hickory, NC 28601 or to Catawba Regional Hospice at 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.