Tombstone Tuesday

From the “Danville Bee”, Monday, January 30, 1922:

“FUNERAL OF JAMES T. RICE THIS AFTERNOON

The funeral of James Temple Rice whose tragic death by a fall from a skylight at Banner warehouse Friday, shocked this community, will be buried this afternoon. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Rice, 655 Colquhoun Street and will be in charge of Rev. H.W. DuBose and the Lodge of Masons. Interment will be made in Green Hill cemetery.

It is said that Mr. Rice stepped through the only skylight of the many on the warehouse roof which was flush with the roofing, it being thus impossible for him to detect the glass covering.”

The inscription on the marker reads:
“JUST IN THE MORNING OF HIS DAY
IN YOUTH AND LOVE HE FELL AND DIED”
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