Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00
Mildred Trawick Rice, age 94, died on Feb. 28, 2010 at home following a brief illness.
A journalism graduate of the University of Georgia, she enjoyed an early career in the field of advertising in Atlanta. After years as a dedicated parent and homemaker, she returned to school, earned a master’s degree in education, and, with two colleagues, pioneered in team teaching for the Carle Place School District.
A member of the Commerce First United Methodist Church and of its Ruth-Naomi Sunday School class, Mrs. Rice was also a founding member of the Cold Sassy Players. She was active in the Pine Tree Garden Club, the Study Club, and the Book Vine, all of Commerce.
The daughter of the late Mera Gober and Paul B. Trawick, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, George Erskine Rice. She is survived by their three children, Susan Rice Harper of Commerce, GA, David Erskine Rice of Raleigh, NC, and Emily Rice Reynolds and husband Stephen F. Reynolds of Barrington, IL; grandchildren, Chad H. Harper of Albany, Daniel Erskine Harper of Glendale, CA, and Caroline Reynolds of Barrington, IL; and nephew and ward Howard Templeton of Corvallis, OR.
Funeral services were held on March 5 at Commerce First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. David Bowen officiating. Interment Commerce’s Grey Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, GA. Memorial donations may be made to the Commerce First United Methodist Church or the building fund of the Commerce Public Library.