John, F. Rice, age 95, a resident of New Franklin Church Road, Canon, passed away March 11, 2019. The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at New Franklin Christian Church with Minister Carl Beckham officiating. Burial will follow in the Lavonia City – Burgess Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the service. The family requests that in lieu flowers memorial donations may be made to New Franklin Christian Church. Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia is in charge of the arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.