Troyce Eual Guice, 75, a retired businessman, died Saturday at the Natchez Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mr. Guice was born in St. Joseph, La., graduated from Joseph Moore Davidson High School and attended Mississippi Southern University. He moved to the Miss-Lou area in 1954, opening Guice Buick in Ferriday. In 1958 he moved to Wisner opening Guice Chevrolet and in 1959 returned to the Miss-Lou area and opened Guice Chevrolet in Ferriday. In 1961 he purchased his first farm starting Guice Farms, which expanded to farms in five states. He returned to the automobile business in 1991 opening Guice Chevrolet in Winnsboro. Troyce was the owner of T. G. Ribs and The Natchez Landing in Natchez and Baton Rouge. He was a former member of the Louisiana Cattleman's Association and served on the Louisiana Levee Board, the Mississippi River Bridge Commission, and the National Guard. Troyce was a member of the First Baptist Church in Natchez.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda McLaurin Guice of Natchez; three daughters, Carroll Smith of Germantown, Tenn.; Kimberly Morrow of Opelousas, La.; and Anne McDaniel and husband Patrick McDaniel of Natchez; and a son, Wes Guice of Natchez; seven grandchildren, Michelle Pry or and husband Stephen Pry or of Dallas, Texas; Matthew Headley of Oxford, Miss; Allison Morrow and William Morrow of Opelousas, La.; Troyce McDaniel of Tampa, Fl. And Catherine McDaniel of Natchez; and Mary Virginia Guice of Opelousas, La; two great grandchildren, Jake and Eliza Pry or of Dallas, Texas; sisters Faye Gordin of Crystal Springs, Miss.; Elaine Andrews and husband Shug Andrews of Longview, Texas; and Linda Rachelle and husband Dave Rachelle of Patterson, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tressie Westbrook Guice and his father, Ivy Eual Guice of Vidalia, La.
Honorary pallbearers are Faye Bouie Etheridge, Fred Gast, Claude Langston, Johnny Loomis, Charlie Montgomery, Jerry Quave, and Vic Vegas. Pallbearers are Matt Headley, Troyce McDaniel, William Morrow, Stephen Pryor, Tommy Dennig, David Donnell, Ricky Donnell, and Ray Routon, Jr.
Visitation is today at Laird Funeral Home from 1:00pm until the time of service . Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm at Laird Funeral home Union Street Chapel with Rev. Dan Wynn and Rev. Clyde Ray Webber officiating. Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.