Curtis Rice, 61, dies

Columbus, OH — Industry participant Curtis Rice, of Starkville, Miss., died July 5. He was 61.

Mr. Rice owned dozens of Standardbreds in his life, and was active as a trainer and driver from the mid-1980s, harnessing 620 winners and compiling 239 driving victories, primarily in the Midwest.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (July 16) at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville, beginning at 2 p.m., with burial to follow at Austin Church of Christ Holiness Cemetery, also in Starkville. Attendees are invited to a Celebration of Life Repast following burial at The Storehouse, in Starkville.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at CB&S Bank, 303 MS-12 E, Starkville MS 39759.

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