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Christine Rice, 85, Columbia, KY (1936-2021)

Christine (Baker) Rice of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 85 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Karnes and Bro. Elijah Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Friday.

She was born September 16, 1936, in Adair County, to the late Robert Twyman and Annie Pearl Keltner Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Rice on December 23, 2020, two sons, Gregory H. Caldwell and Ricky N. Caldwell, one grandchild, Joshua Roche, three brothers, Odell, Dillon and Alfred Baker and a sister, Rebecca Parson.

Christine was a member of Charity Baptist Church and retired from Osh Kosh B'Gosh.

Survivors include:
  • One son - Joey Caldwell (Kelly) of Columbia
  • Two daughters - Cherita McFarland (Rick) and Janet Biggs (Kenny Gaskins) all of Columbia
  • One sister - Rachel Lea of St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Two daughters-in-law - Cindy Caldwell of Greenville, Texas and Judy Caldwell of Columbia
  • Seven grandchildren
  • Several great-grandchildren
  • A host of other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, donations to Charity Baptist Church would be appreciated and can be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Christine Rice, 85, Columbia, KY (1936-2021)

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