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Jewel R. Rhinehart

July 14, 1948 — January 1, 2023


Jewel R. Rhinehart

Jewel Dean Rice Rhinehart passed away January 1, 2023.  She was the wife of the late Thomas Rhinehart, of Green Valley Road in Leicester, NC.

     Also preceding her in death were her parents, Porter Rice and Annie Davis Rice, and grandparents Floyd Rice and Mae Jenkins Rice of Madison and Buncombe Counties. Also deceased are her three brothers and one sister; Floyd James, Raymond Goodsen, Reba Arvella, and Varden McClellan, as is her son Vincent Scott Allen with his two young daughters, and her grandson Brandon Allen of Florida.

     Surviving Jewel are her son, Lenny Allen, Jr. and friend Phyllis Alexander of TN. His only son, Brandon Allen, is deceased, leaving wife and child in Florida; Lenny’s daughter, Katie Allen, with Jewel’s three grandchildren, still live in Florida, as does her mother Ann.  Lenny’s other daughter, Jillian Gail Allen, lives in Black Mountain, NC.  Also, the Allen sons’ stepmother, Teresa Allen, widow of Lenny Allen, Sr., lives with her family in KY.

     Jewel’s other son, Preston Shane Allen of Florida, has two children in TN; daughter, Amber Lea Allen, with three grandchildren, and Shane’s son Aleex Samuel Allen.  Two of Shane’s other children live in Weaverville, NC; Devann Paige Allen (a.k.a.) Kai Mason Allen, and Vincent Curtis Allen with their mother, Sarah Mason Allen.

     Jewel is further survived by her sisters, Helen Marie Rice Saleeby of SC, and Linda Jean Rice Rollins and husband, Ricky Rollins with Jewel’s two nieces, and granddaughter, Jillian Gail Allen of Black Mountain, NC, and brother, Wildon Porter Rice and wife, Suzi of Asheville, NC, and brother, Ronnie Justice and wife, Jacqui of Asheville, NC.

     She is further survived by friends, Sandy Jordon and Gwen West of Leicester, NC, and Richard Dillingham, all of Buncombe County.

     A memorial service will be held for Jewel Rice Rhinehart at a future date. 

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