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2012-02-16 / Obituaries


Jane Avis Rice Drinkard, 67, of Sandflat died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at her home after a battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 29, 1944 in Mobile. She resided in Sandflat for over fifty years. She retired from the Social Security Administration in 2002, after serving as a faithful civil servant for over 30 years.

Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 12 at Springfield United Methodist Protestant Church with Rev. Benny Crawford, Bro. Jimmy Andrews and Rev. Mark Lambert officiating. Interment followed at Kelley Cemetery in Sandflat.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Early Rice and Margie Wixey Price; maternal grandparents, Felix Wixey and Fannie Fendley Wixey; sister, Margie Edith Rice Drinkard; nephew, Glenn Drinkard.

She is survived by her children, Danielle Drinkard Logan, Daniel O’Neal (Rhonda) Drinkard and John Darren Drinkard; grandchildren, Joshua Dwane Eskridge, Daniel Seth Drinkard, John Morgan Drinkard and John Dalton “Beau” Drinkard; great-grandchild, Bailey Michelle Eskridge; sisters, Melanie Andrews Rodgers, Tracey Price Peters and Nora Price Hollingsworth; brother, John Morris, Jr.; special cousin, Doris Beech McDonald.

Funeral services were performed by licensed funeral directors, Tim and Meg Raley.

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