Rita Joan Prince, 63, a Smithville resident and DeKalb County native was born July 3, 1954 and died Sept. 16 at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.
She was a secretary at Bybee Branch Church of Christ, where she was a member, and daughter of the late Clyde and Thelma Cantrell Redmon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Trena Hayes.
Mrs. Prince was married June 18, 1971 to Ricky Prince, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Amy Prince and Holly Prince, both of Smithville; brother-in-law, Johnny Hayes of Pegram; aunts and uncle, Edith Redmon and Dorothy and Sanders Webb, all of Smithville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don and Susie Griffith and Ronnie and Denise Prince, all of McMinnville and Jerry and Jerelene Prince of Lavergne; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Central Church of Christ with Steve Hillis and Tony Lawrence to officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at High’s. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Gospel Broadcasting Network. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.