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Nellie Bly Dickerson [Biggerstaff][Clyburne] Rice
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1920
Sedalia
Pettis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 2006
Bella Vista
Benton County
Arkansas, USA

Daughter of William Joseph Dickerson and Nellie Bly Gresham. Wife to 1) Royce Edwin Clyburn and mother of Raymond Clark, Sharon Patricia 'Pat', Michael C. 'Mike', Nellie Bly [Churchill] Messerly and Deidra Kathleen Clyburn Knight. Wife to 2) ? Jordan and mother of Stephen M. Jordan. Wife to 3) Melvin Rice.
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The Herald-Leader - August 18, 2006

Nellie Bly Rice, 85, of Rogers, Ark., died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, in Rogers. She was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Sedalia, Mo., to William Joseph Dickerson and Bly Gresham Dickerson.

She was a homemaker, and during World War II, she helped build destroyers and destroyer escorts for the U. S. Navy. She also co-founded the first Humane Society in Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Rice.

Survivors include six children, Pat Clyburn of Rogers, Nellie Messerly of Beryl, Utah, Deidre Knight of Bella Vista, Ark., Raymond C. Clyburn of Dutch Mills, Ark., Michael Clyburn of Tallassee, Ala., and Stephen Jordan of Rogers; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Oakley Chapel Cemetery in Rogers with the Rev. Steve Jordan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rogers Humane Society or to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter, in care of the Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. Fourth St., Rogers, AR 72756.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Joseph Dickerson (1895 - 1968)
  Nellie Bly Gresham [Dickerson] Walsh (1896 - 1968)
 
 Spouse:
  Melvin V Rice (1927 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakley Chapel Cemetery
Rogers
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Donald Miller
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
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Nellie Bly <i>Dickerson [Biggerstaff][Clyburne]</i> Rice
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