(LaGRANGE, Ga.) Leona Rice, 95, of LaGrange, Ga., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.

She was born in Potash Ridge, Ala., on Feb. 4, 1925, to the late Hiram Henry Bowen and Naomi Wray Bowen. Mrs. Rice will be remembered for the love she showed to her family and for the tremendous care she showed her garden. She loved spending time caring for her plants and growing food for those she loved.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband and love of her life for over 69 years, Loyd Rice; siblings and family, Lula Mae Ruckert, Eris Lawson, Rosa Haynes, Janie Anderson, Bill Bowen, Denson Bowen, Ernest Wray Bowen, Eldon Bowen, Clinton (Kermit) Bowen, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Joe Evans, Ophelia Parmer, Jack Bowen, Buck Lawhorn, Annie Lawhorn, Gordon Lawhorn and Carlton Lawhorn. Mrs. Rice is survived by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A private family service will be held.

Higgins Funeral Home, LaGrange.

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