Tuesday, January 12, 2016

William A. Rives

William Alvah Rives, 76, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016, at Starkville Manor in Starkville, Mississippi. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Self Creek Southern Baptist Church in Starkville.

Mr. Rives was born March 25, 1939, to James Robert and Etta Anderson Rives. He retired from the United States Navy and the United States Postal Service where he was a mail carrier.

Billy Alvah is survived by his wife, Lucia Gail Rives; his daughter, Robin Elizabeth Rice; and his son, John Cockrell Rives, all of Starkville. Mr. Rives is also survived by his two grandchildren: Becca Ainsworth and Timothy Rice III; as well as his brother, Robert Rives. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Jimmie Ruth Edwards.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.