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Obituary for Linda Diane Rice (Banther)

Diane Banther Rice, age 61 of Brevard, passed away June 3, 2019.
She was the daughter of Curtis Banther and the late Lola Gravley of Brevard. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ricky Rice, and one brother, Ronald Banther.
Diane was a loving and dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, great aunt, grandmother and friend. She will be missed terribly.
Survivors include her father, Curtis Banther and wife Marilyn of Brevard, two children, Kyle Rice and his wife Rose of Mills River and Kayla Rice and fiancé Josh Gosnell of Brevard, one brother, Gary Banther and wife Kim of Lake Toxaway, one grandson, Hayden Byrd and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held 3pm, Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Forge Valley Event Center, 8818 Boylston Hwy, Mills River, NC 28759. This will be a drop in so, please come by and share your story of Diane’s great life.
In lieu of flowers please bring any donations to the celebration of life. The family will be making a donation to the Special Olympics of Transylvania County in honor of our beloved Diane, for her love for people and sports.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Caldwell Street, Brevard, NC 28712.