Mrs. Emma Jane Ralls Rhyne, 71, formerly of Little Rock, Ark., died Jan. 9, 2022, in Onancock. Her private, family funeral was held at Franktown United Methodist Church in Franktown. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring for family and friends, due to the coronavirus.
Emma was a devoted wife, mother, friend, member of the church, and a pillar of the community. At her core she was a teacher. She taught in the local school system for decades with tireless dedication and love.
Emma Rhyne was predeceased by father, John Hector Ralls; mother, Nancy Farrow Ralls; sister, Nancy F. Ralls; and sister-in-law, Nancey H. Copley, of Christ Church, England. She is survived by her husband, Charles F. Rhyne, of Franktown; son, Dr. Hamilton Lewis Bice, and his wife, Brittany Dietz Bice, of Machipongo; daughter, Emma Farrow Bice, of Jamesville; four grandchildren, Isabella Carin Ochsner, Dylan Joel Fuson, Lucille Marie Bice, and Charlotte Theres Bice; brother, John H. Ralls, and his wife, Gail A. Ralls, of Huntsville, Ala.; nieces, Elizabeth Hartman and Cathy H. Thompson; nephews, John Ralls III, Jason Ralls, and Billy Hartman.
Flowers will be accepted at the Holland Funeral Home in Nassawadox, or donations may be made to Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence, In Memory of Emma Ralls Rhyne, P.O Box 3, Onancock, VA 23417.
Family and friends may sign the guest book at www.hollandfuneralhome.net
Arrangements were made by Holland Funeral Home in Nassawadox.