Carol Burroughs Rice, of Havelock, died Wednesday May 3, 2017.

Carol Burroughs Rice, of Havelock, died Wednesday May 3, 2017.

She worked with Carolina Telephone Company, and later with her husband, built businesses that have served Havelock for more than 49 years.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Havelock. Graveside service will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park, New Bern.

She is survived by her husband Richard G. Rice Jr.; two daughters Cathy Rice Fischer and Kim Rice Smith of Havelock; one brother, Bobby Burroughs of Havelock; two sisters Bessie Heindel of Jacksonville and Barbara Merricle of Virginia; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the church.

Flowers are welcome or memorials can be made to the Havelock High School Marching Rams, 101 Webb Blvd., Havelock, NC 28532.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funeral Home, New Bern.