James Mark Grice

Born: Sat., Dec. 26, 1942
Died: Sat., Jun. 25, 2011


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 28, 2011
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 29, 2011


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Mr. James Mark Grice, 68, of Golden Valley Church Road, Golden Valley, died Saturday, June 25, 2011.
He was the son of the late Tom Grice, and the late Theoda Meeks; and was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Grice; a stepsister, Joanne Bottorff; and a stepbrother, Bob Harris. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, a member of the Gold Prospectors of America, and a US Army Veteran. He was a retired insurance salesman in Florida and North Carolina, having worked with Gulf Life Insurance and Independent Life Insurance Company.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Wright Grice; two sons, Mark Grice Jr. and his wife Jaci, of Jacksonville, FL, and Duane Grice and his wife Sharon, of Callahan,FL; a stepson, Chris Philbeck of Shelby; his stepfather, John M. Meeks of Statesboro, GA; three sisters, Linda Holder and her husband Jack, of Simpsonville,SC, Mary Secrist of Wilmington, NC, and Trisha Frost of North Myrtle Beach, SC; a brother, C.F. Grice  and his wife Brenda, of Florence, SC;  two stepsisters, Linda Thrift and her husband Jimmy, and Denise Deaton and her husband Levi, all of Jacksonville, FL; a stepbrother, Frank Meeks and his wife Joan, of Statesboro, GA; a special friend, Jackie Brunson; Six grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 29,2 011 at Fairview Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
The Visitation will be from 6 PM until 8 PM Tuesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: Fairview Baptist Church, 4350 NC Hwy 226, Bostic, NC 28018, or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Road, Shelby, NC 28150, or Life Enrichment Center, 110 Enrichment Blvd, Shelby, NC 28150.
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Pam&Carol
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
We LOVE our brother forever,Marther you are in our prayers,we will all walk the streets of gold together one day

Stan & Elaine Avansino
   Posted Mon June 27, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of Jim''s passing. Stan really enjoyed talking to him at
the class reunions (Tryon).
I don''t know if his army friend from Reno ever got back to see him?
I know how much you will miss him. He was a very special person & always
very friendly. God Bless you Martha Ann during this difficult time.
Our Love & Prayers are with you, Stan & Elaine

Gail & Alfred Croft
   Posted Tue June 28, 2011
Martha Ann, Our love and prayers will be with you, Linda, Mark, & Duane. I always thought of Jimmy as one of my "brothers". I have so many WONDERFUL memories of you and Jimmy that I dearly treasure. For years, I could never make a batch of sugar-coated peanuts without thinking of Jimmy. We love you so VERY much. We pray that God will grant you the Peace that only HE can give. Your friends in Christ, Gail & Alfred

Toni Hanly
   Posted Tue June 28, 2011
Sending love from Oregon during this time. We love you and will miss Jimmy in our lives.

All our Love,

Your Oregon Family

Morris Queen
   Posted Tue June 28, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. We will miss his smiling face at church. May GOD bless you and keep you. Remember we love you.

Charles & Pat Mcgee
   Posted Tue June 28, 2011
Martha, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. Jim fought a good fight and we are honored to have known him & you.

Charles & Pat Mcgee
Jacksonville, Fl. 32223

Rae Lynn Abernathy
   Posted Wed June 29, 2011
Martha I''''m so sorry for your loss. We have been praying for Jimmy a long, long time at Sunnyside. Just try to remember he is now healed! May you and your family be at peace.
My prayers are with you
Rae Lynn Abernathy

Nan and Jane
   Posted Wed June 29, 2011
Martha,
Sorry to hear about your loss. He will be truly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nan

Pete & Kay Carter
   Posted Fri July 01, 2011
We will miss you friend.


Pete & Kay Carter
Jacksonville, FL.

MYRA & JEFF HESTER
   Posted Fri July 01, 2011
MARTHA ANN, WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JIMMY. HE WILL ALWAYS BE JIM BOB TO US. I KNOW WE HAVE NOT SAW YOU BOTH IN A LONG WHILE AND COULD NOT BE THERE WITH YOU. BUT YOU BOTH WERE ALWAYS IN OUR HEART''S. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS. JIMMY BRING MANY SMILES TO ALL OUR FACE''S THAT''S WHAT HE DID BEST. WE ARE GOING TO MISS HIM. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS. LOVE AND PRAYERS MYRA & JEFF

Robert L. Fisher
   Posted Sat July 02, 2011
Martha,
I am so sorry to hear about Jim''s passing. My thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family.
I was stationed in Bad Kreuznach, Germany where I met "Rebel" (His Army Nickname) in the early sixties. I had the opportunity to visit Martha & Jim in 2005 and enjoyed the time I was able to spend with them. Rest in peace my friend.

Robert L. Fisher
Reno, Nevada

Larry & Ann Rosier Floyd
   Posted Sat July 02, 2011
Martha, We met you a long time ago at a Paxon Reunion. I had known Jimmy since 5th grade at Annie R. Morgan Elem. Sch. all the way through graduation at Paxon. He was my 5th grade boyfriend. I saw in the obituary that Theoda had died, too. They were both such sweet people. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Mark E. Zimmer
   Posted Tue July 05, 2011
Martha,

I served in the Army with Jim in Bad Kreuznach, Germany in the early 60''s. We have great memories of our times in the Finance Office and on military maneuvers. Like Jim, after serving in the Army, I had a great career in the insurance business and have retired in Springfield, MO.

Martha, our prayers are with you as you grieve. There is great peace in the assurance we have as believers that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". We can look forward to seeing Jim again.

With sincere sympathy, Mark Zimmer

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