Betty Mercer

MERCER, Betty L. Rice, 80, formerly of (Ten Mile) New Martinsville departed this life Friday, December 7, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Jerusalem, OH.

She was born in Tyler County September 6, 1932 a daughter of the late Oakey and Laura Neff Rice.

Betty was a homemaker and a protestant.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph A. Mercer in 1993; two brothers, Jake and Burl Rice; and a sister, Ann Rice Dennis.

She is survived by one son, Russell Eugene (Cyndi) Dennis, New Martinsville; two daughters, Patty Darlene Hurst, Jerusalem, OH and Bonita Dailey, Georgetown, PA; a step- daughter, Linda Gail (Tom) Hoover, Mingo Junction, OH; two brothers, Larry (Freda) Rice, New Martinsville and Charles (Betty) Rice, Sistersville; a sister, Pauline Rice Woodland, Steubenville, OH; 13 grandchildren, 31 great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday where services will be held Tuesday 1 p.m. with Pastor Lisa Fox officiating.

Interment in Simpson Cemetery, Middlebourne.

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