AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, August 18, 2005, Mr. Matt Rice, 30. Matt was a native of Rochester, Mich., but had lived in Augusta for 20 years. He was a graduate of Evans High School where he was a member of the Rowing Team and was a student at Augusta State working toward his Nursing Degree. Matt has been employed at Outback Steak House for the past 5 years. Family members include his mother and stepfather, Dayna and Peter Flanagan of Evans; father and stepmother, Clif "Kip" and Debbie Rice of Augusta; paternal grandmother, Betty Rice of Royal Oak, Mich.; maternal grandparents, Harold and Eutha Bradshaw of Flushing, Mich.; and one sister, Rachael Stock and her husband, Brian, of Augusta. Funeral services will be Monday, August 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Rich Bowen officiating. Pallbearers will be Kyle Scott, Matt Dryden, Matt Hall, Sean May, Jason Beck, John Griffin, Damon Hammitt, Phillip Platamura and Andrew Chad. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Morris, Peter Flanagan, Larry Flanagan, Douglas Flanagan, Kevin Flanagan, Shawn Flanagan, Brad Rice and Brad Rice, II. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907, (706)364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle August 21, 2005