The many friends of the gentleman whose name stands at the head of this notice will be pained to learn of his death, which occurred at this residence at this place, on Sunday, the 15th instant. “Squire Rice”, as he was familiarly known, was a native of Kentucky, bu removed to Illinois at an early date, and had been a resident of Morgan county for more than thirty years, during which time he was called to fill many different local offices.
His funeral which took place on Tuesday was largely attended, the large Methodist church being densely crowded by his old friends and neighbors. The sermon was preached by Rev. Newton Cloud, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Masonic fraternity, and conducted to their final resting place, two miles west of town, followed by perhaps the largest funeral procession ever witnessed in Waverly. Mr. Rice was in his 66th year and leaves a widow, one son and three daughters, with a number of grandchildren to mourn their loss.