Funeral service for Chester Merele Rivers, 94, of Point, will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at
the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Richard Kellum will officiate. Burial will follow in Hooker Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday evening, from 6:00 til 8:00 at the funeral home.
Mr. Rivers died Sunday morning, in the Hunt Regional Healthcare, in Greenville.
He was born June 15, 1919, in Point, to John Ransom and Jane Ann Slider Rivers.
He was a farmer for the most part of his life.....
He married LaNelle Freeman in Emory on Feb. 15, 2009. She survives.
Other survivors include:
Daughters: Anna Faye Allen (Charles) of Point; Sarah Ann Coffey (Jim) of Yantis; and Carolyn Sue Williams (Billy) of Weatherford
Sister: Margie Jacobs of Point
Brother: Buster Rivers (Merlyn) of Point
Grandchildren: John Allen; Nanette Kipp, Russell Allen; Dana Allen; Don Connelly; Susan Garcia; Kimberly Dixon; Richard Williams; and Jeffrey Williams
Great-Grandchildren: Dale Thompson; Lee Allen; Kayla Sears; Dalton Sears; Christopher Hussey; Alexandra Hussey; Bennett Hussey; Sara Connelly; Jon Connelly; Grace Garcia; Cruz Garcia; Shelby Dixon; Sara Dixon; Sydney Williams;Maddie Williams; Elizabeth Williams; Rubye Williams; Britton Williams
Great-Great-Grandchildren: Tyler Thompson; Hayden Sears, and Brooklynn Sears
Preceded in death by: Wives: Sara Cunningham Rivers (mother of his children); Hattie Northcutt; Magdalene Wright;
2 great-grandchildren, Dustin Allen; and Payden Sears; 1 sister, Olga Fields; 5 brothers: J.R. Rivers, Harold Rivers, Billy Rivers, Tump Rivers and Buford Rivers.