Rice, Beulah Christian

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Beulah Christian Rice, 82, of Radford, Va., and formerly of Peterstown, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Christiansburg, Va. Born on December 12, 1927, in McDowell County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Issac and Sylvania Workman Christian. Beulah was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Estella Juanita Breeden; five sisters, Mary Lambert, Virginia Terry, Oma Masters, Effie Rader and Shirley Riner; and five brothers, Monroe, Dove, Dewey, Willard and Tyrone Christian. Survivors include her husband, Arthur L. Rice, of Lindside, W.Va.; one son, Robert L. Rice, of Radford, Va.; one daughter, Bonnie Rice Dean and husband, David, of Draper, Va.; one brother, Hobert Christian; one sister, Lola Huffman, of Gallapolis, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at the BroylesShrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery, Wikel, W.Va., where her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2010, at the funeral home. Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Rice family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com Arrangements by BroylesShrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va.