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Ellen Teague Rice
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Obituary for Ellen Teague Rice

Ellen Simpson Teague Rice, 97, gained her heavenly home on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Hospice House.

Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Pearl Pearson Simpson and Newton Frank Simpson. Ellen was first married to Charles Edward Teague who was killed in action during WWII. She later married Luther Milford Rice.

Ellen Rice was a long-time resident of Ninety Six, SC and was well-known for the years spent working at the Piggly Wiggly, Ninety Six, SC following her retirement from Abney Mills Grendel Plant, Greenwood SC. Her life was a true testament of Faith, Family and Strength!

She was also predeceased by her sons, Charles Teague and infant John Teague; brothers Jackson Simpson and Leroy Simpson.

Surviving are her children Christine T. Moore, Betty Ann T. Vaughn, Joyce T. Cabe (Fred) and daughter-in-law Frances Teague. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 - 2 PM at Blyth Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 2 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Richard Earl Porterfield and Charles N. Teague (grandson) officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Pastor C. B. Turner officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers are Steve Dove, Tommy Smith, Trent Jones, Jimmy Brock, Nancy and Dennis Moore, Roy and Vonnie Simpson, Hal and Denise Simpson, Kelly and Kevin Bannister, Gwen and Butch Attaway, Ray and Margaret Teague, Clyde Teague, Harold Teague, Betty Keenan and family, Peanut and Vera Green.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful caregivers from Home Healthcare, Amy Griffin and 180 Health Services, Bonnie Burton and Hospice of South Carolina, HospiceCare of the Piedmont.

Memorials may be made to Durst Avenue Church of God, 300 East Durst Avenue, Greenwood SC.

The family will be at the home at 230 Kate Fowler Road, Ninety Six SC on Thursday.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649





2:00 PM
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1425 Montague Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

Cemetery Details


Greenwood Memorial Gardens

3302 Highway 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653


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