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Paulette Rice

Paulette Rice was born, February 25, 1943, at Sidon, Arkansas and left this world for her heavenly home Saturday, January 22nd. She was a 1961 graduate of Searcy High School and a long time and faithful member of Crosby Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Brady and Grace (Watkins) Rice, a sister Carolyn Redding and brothers Joe and Sammy Rice.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Lorene Rice, various cousins, and her best friend of fifty-five years Barbara Murdaugh Steward.

She worked as a housekeeper for the Robert Dacus and Tim Duke Families for forty years. During that time, she earned a special place in their hearts as an honorary family member.

Paulette brought joy to everyone she met, from her church family to the girls at the bank, and her special Sonic friends. Her positive attitude and infectious laugh will be missed by many.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 27th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow visitation at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Center Hill Presbyterian Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Crosby Church of Christ.

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Prayers for the family.

Dustin Jan 31 2022 12:04 PM

I loved Miss Paulette whom I met when I worked for Dr Dacula. We had many laughs together and I always enjoyed seeing her. My sincere condolences to her loved ones.

Wilma McPhail Jan 31 2022 11:15 AM

A beautiful woman, inside and out, always a kind word when we met. She would light up the room with her beautiful smile, never heard a negative word from Paulette. Truly an inspiration to us all to live a better christian life. We send our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Carlon L. and Gayla Smith Jan 26 2022 4:39 PM

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Tamara Shafer Jan 25 2022 8:47 PM

I have known Paulette for many years , she was a very sweet christian sister and will be truly missed.

Darlene Spann Jan 25 2022 7:34 PM

Paulette and her family were like family to me. I tried for years to teach her to ride bicycle but she always fell off but always laughed about it. I loved her and her family. I know that she is having a big reunion with her family.

Peggy Feather Jan 25 2022 6:01 PM

Paulette and I shared so many things; memories of our childhood, our school days, our love of the Lord, our love of music. We've sat side by side on the same church pew for the last 12 yrs. We had nicknames. I love you Poochie. That church pew is gonna be mighty empty.

Ava Jones Jan 25 2022 5:25 PM

Paulette was a longtime friend of mine. She worked for me from several years cleaning my home. We became friends and spent endless hours on the phone laughing and catching up on everything. I am heartbroken over her death. I know she's with Gracie and Brady and in a happy place. RIP my beautiful friend. I love you🙏❤️

Judy Maddox Jan 25 2022 4:01 PM

Sweetest woman I have ever met. She loved my babies like they were her own. I will miss her so much. 💕

Mandee Baker Jan 25 2022 2:53 PM