Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Robert "Bob" Rives

Robert “Bob” Rives, 79, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at his residence in Ackerman, Mississippi. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. Jerry Lawson officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at Nowell Massey Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Beth Eden Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Bob was born March 20, 1937, to James Robert and Etta Anderson Rives. He was a member of Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Ackerman. Bob loved to work and was a retired business owner specializing in plumbing and electrical work; and he was a “hobby” farmer—he loved gardening, his goats, and his horses.

Mr. Rives is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Prisock Rives of Ackerman; two daughters, Pat Rives Upton and husband, Marshall, of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Gwen Rives Blaine of Starkville, Mississippi; his sister-in-law, Lucia Gail Rives also of Starkville; and brother-in-law, Henry Edwards of Louisville. One of his greatest joys was being “PawPaw” to his grandchildren: Carl Upton III and wife, April; Cameron Upton; Jan Blaine and wife, Elizabeth; Alanna Scholtes and husband, Beck; and Clark Blaine; and to his five great-grandchildren: Necee Wilson; Alexis Wilson; Jazzlyn Shelley; Knox Blaine; and Beau Blaine. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and four brothers.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jan Blaine, Alanna Scholtes, Beck Scholtes, Clark Blaine, Carl Upton, Cameron Upton, and Johnny Edwards. Honorary pallbearers will be David Shanteau, Andy Stephenson, Leonard Smith, and Bobby and Ruth Black. Memorials may be given to Beth Eden Cemetery Fund or to Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman.

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