October 11, 2013

William F. Grice Sr., 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at the Brian Center in Durham, N.C.

He was born Nov. 25, 1923.

William was educated in Richmond County. He married Mary Crabtree Hines of Carrboro in 1953. He retired after a career with Liggett Myers.

He loved his family and playing crazy eights and going fishing with Mr. Henry Wilson.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Zack and Lucy Grice; his wife, Mary Hines Grice; daughter Agnes Hines Browning and sisters Elizabeth, Lucy Mae, Evelyn, Elmire, Nellie, Lizza and Anne.

Surviving are his three daughters, Theresa H. Riggsbee, Dianne H. Davis, Sharon G. Allen; two sons, William Grice Jr., W. Wesley Grice; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Walker’s Funeral Home, 120 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Walker’s Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow immediately at Westwood Cemetery, Carrboro.

Flowers are acceptable or donations can be made to Hospice of Orange County.

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