Samantha "Buggy" Rice, age 31, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Samantha was born September 21, 1988 in Buncombe County, NC.
Samantha was preceded in death by her companion and friend, Harley Rice, an infant brother, Timothy Nelson Rice; grandparents, Roy and Francis Baynard, Ola Shytle Higgins and Melbert Rice and Joyce Ramsey Rice.
Those left to cherish her memory include her two sons, Matthew and Samuel Girdler of the home; parents, Beverly Owensby (Dennis) of Forest City and Billy Rice (Elizabeth) of Morgan County, Tennessee; sister, Tabitha Rice of Tennessee; brothers, Justin Rice of Rutherfordton, Brandon Rice of Forest City, Lucas Owensby of Forest City; step-brothers, Adam Owensby of Wilmington, NC and Zachary Pardon of Forest City; two aunts, Bonnie Cooper and Becky Kriske both of Forest City; step-grandparents, Pat and Wayne Weathers of Shelby and a number of cousins and friends.
The funeral service was conducted at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.