Mary Virginia Rice

Mary Virginia Rice, age 78, of Springdale, went to meet the Lord on May 13, 2014 in Springdale. She was born July 6, 1935 at Junction 9, Garland County, Arkansas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cockmon. She was of the Baptist faith and was a retired production worker from Campbell Soup Company. She had also worked as a nurse at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. Mrs. Rice wrote songs, and enjoyed gardening and arts and crafts. She loved animals and very much loved her family and friends. Mrs. Rice is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ferrial Rice, of the home; two sons: Robert A. Northcutt and Michael W. Ferrell both of Springdale; one daughter, Susie Hensley, of Benton, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Stephanie Dollar and her husband, Chris; Donald Hensley and his wife, Audrey; and Jared Hensley; and three great grandchildren: Lillie Warford; Lela Warford and Piper Hensley. Funeral services will be Monday, May 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Bluff Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762. Online condolences may be sent to

Published May 16, 2014

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