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Shirley J. Rice

May 5, 1938January 19, 2021

Shirley J. Rice, 82, of Van Buren, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Fort Smith. She was born May 5, 1938 in Sharon, TN. She was a court stenographer in Riverside, CA. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her sister-in-law, Becky Jackson; they were thick as thieves. She also loved going to see the grandkids and great-grandkids play sports. That was a perfect day for her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Nelly Nelson; and three brothers, George, Bob, and Bill Jackson.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Pearson of Riverside, CA, and Diane Leaman of Van Buren; a son, Brad Rice of Pomona, CA; five grandchildren, Joshua Pearson, Nicole Nixon, Devin Leaman, Travis Leaman, and Alexandra Rice; and three great-grandchildren, Brendin, McKenna, and KJ Nixon.

Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. No services are scheduled at this time.

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