In Memory

Alice Roddey (Rinehart)

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Alice Rinehart, 62, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at College Park Baptist Church, 1209 Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill, with the Revs. Jerry Broughton and Mike Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Alice was born in Chester, S.C., on March 10, 1947, the daughter of the late Benjamin F. Roddey and Nora M. Roddey. She was married on June 4, 1965 in Rock Hill to Ronald J. Rinehart, who survives her. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Sims.

Other survivors include two sons, Jeff Rinehart and his wife, Belinda, and Jody Rinehart and his wife, Angela; one sister, Sandra Gaston; and three grandsons, Chase, Lane and Jacob Rinehart, all of Rock Hill. Alice is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Alice retired as a State Farm Claims Office employee after 30 years of service. She was a member of College Park Baptist Church, serving currently as the pianist and formerly 14 years at Eastside Baptist Church for a total of 42 years as a church pianist. Her love for Christ, her family, her dear friends, her church and her music were evident to all who knew her. Her role as a grandmother was a monumental joy of her life.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2009, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill and other times at the home, 1507 Pelham Lane, Rock Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to College Park Baptist Church, 1209 Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

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03/26/10 07:46 PM #1    

Lynda Jo Saverance (Howe)

Alice was a very dear friend and an inspiration to all who knew her. She fought cancer for approximately 14 years. Her faith in her Lord sustained her all those years. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. No matter how bad she felt, she was always dressed neatly and every hair in place. When you asked her how she felt, she would say, "Fine. How you doing?" It was never about her. I miss her, but I know she is in heaven in a healthy body--no more tears, no more pain. Thank you for being my friend, Alice.

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