Carlton Wilson Rives, 87, formerly from McKenney, Va., passed away at his home in Hopewell, Va., Aug. 31, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Surrounded by his loving family he departed this world for his resting place, free of pain and discomfort. Mr. Rives was preceded in death by his parents John William and Olive Ferguson Rives of McKenney; and brothers, John William Rives Jr., and Powell Ferguson Rives.
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He is survived by his wife and life mate of 64 years, Grace Mallory Rives of Lawrenceville, Va.; daughter, Frances Rives Keith and husband, Phil, of Knoxville, Tenn., son, John Mallory Rives and wife, Betsy, and two grandchildren, Zachary Wilson Rives and Elizabeth Ashby Rives, all from Alexandria, Va.; sister, Louise Rives Sydnor Metz of Mountainside, N.J.; sisters-in-law, Frances Mallory Miller of Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Jacqueline Hardy Rives of McKenney; five nieces and one nephew.
C. Wilson Rives retired as director of Personnel Services of Southside Regional Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of Richmond. Mr. Rives was a World War II veteran serving from 1945 to 1946. He also served as mayor of McKenney briefly and was involved in many social, church and community programs in McKenney and Hopewell. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hopewell.
Visitation will be held at the home from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Asbury Memorial Cemetery, 20600 Boydton Plank Road, McKenney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asbury Memorial Cemetery, in care of Asbury Memorial Methodist Church, P.O. Box 351, McKenney, VA 23872.
Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Inc. - Hopewell Chapel
820 West Broadway Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
Published in The Progress-Index from Sept. 2 to Sept. 4, 2014