- This eternal flame burns forever -
- in remembrance of Morris Grice -
Morris Grice, 90, of Pine Bluff went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
He was born January 21, 1919, to the late O. V. and Anna Grice of near Kingsland. After graduating from Kingsland High
School, Mr. Grice attended Arkansas A & M College in Monticello, where he was on the basketball team. He served
during World War II as a gun crewman in the 206th Coast Anti-Aircraft Arkansas Army National Guard, participating in the
Aleutians Campaign during the Japanese attack on Dutch Harbor. Mr. Grice was awarded several honors, including
two Bronze Stars. After being discharged from the army, he lived in Little Rock and worked as a signal maintainer for
Missouri Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1979. He then moved to Pine Bluff.
Morris was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rob Grice, and a sister,
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, June, whom he met in Little Rock after returning from military duty.
Other survivors are a sister, Kathleen Vought of Bryant; brother, James Grice, and wife, Lavern, of Kingsland;
brother, Virgil Grice, and wife, Mary, of Pine Bluff.
Graveside services was Saturday, August 22, at Graves Cemetery at Mt. Elba Baptist Church with Brother Steve Monk
and Brother Todd Howard officiating.
Pallbearers are Randy Grice, Hubert Grice, Jamie Grice, Rob Grice, Marion Glover, Mack Vought, Curtis Burks and Joe Burks.
Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Arrangements were under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison.
Morris went to meet our Lord
August 19, 2009
Dedicated to Morris Grice!
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
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