Rosa Lang Grice

Jan 15, 2014

1916 — 2014

WADESBORO — Mrs. Rosa Lang Grice, 97, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in the Lillie Bennett Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at Leavitt Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Hunter officiating. Interment will follow in Anson Memorial Park. The family will greet friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at their home on 207 Little St., Wadesboro.

Rosa was born in Anson County Dec. 18, 1916, a daughter of the late Malcolm Henry Lang and Arra Dale Eddins Lang. She was married to the late Thomas Jefferson “Tommy” Grice. Rosa worked many years at Little Cotton Mfg. and believed that work was important and would always make a person feel better.

Survivors include five children, Jerry W. (Mary Jo) Grice of South Bend, Indiana, Arra Jean Lane of Marion, Maggie G. Powell of Wadesboro, Linda G. (Andy) Taylor of Maggie Valley, and Jimmy (Dena) Grice of Morven; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a very special nephew, Ricky Lang.

Also surviving are two siblings, Malcolm Henry (Nancy) Lang Jr. and Leatha L. Luther, both of Wadesboro. Rosa was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, Mary Campbell, Lawrence Lang, Lonnie Lang, Gracie Luther, Eula Jordan; and a grandchild, Melinda Rose Powell Canter.

Leavitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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