Charlynn Bennett Rivers
September 9, 2014
Funeral for Charlynn Bennett Rivers, 74, of Somerville will be Sat., Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. at Somerville Church of God with Bro. Jerry Bingham, Bro. Pearl Jenkins and Bro. Jason Moore officiating with Peck Funeral Home directing.
Burial will be in Somerville Church of God Cemetery. Visitation will be Fri., Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rivers died Tues., Sept. 9, 2014, at her home. She was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Winston County, Mississippi, to Woodrow and Edna Bennett. Mrs. Rivers was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Melanie Rivers McGee.
She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Rivers of Somerville; two daughters, Sherry Rivers Sharp (Carlton) of Somerville, Tammy Rivers Baker (Tim) of Decatur; two brothers, Dwight Bennett of Quitman, Miss. and James Bennett of Philadelphia, Miss.; two sisters, Glenda Bennett Barager of Lake Orion, Mich. and Donis Bennett Hobby of Louisville, Miss.; grandchildren, Diana Glaze, Daniel McGee, Emily Hargrove, Adam Sharp and Audrey Baker; great-grandchildren, Lucas Hagamaker, Hagen Sharp, Brilee Hagamaker, Joseph Glaze, Ellie Sharp and Elijah Glaze; and honorary grandchildren, Bethany McGee and Courtney McGee.
Pallbearers will be Carlton Sharp, Tim Baker, Corey Hargrove, Adam Sharp, Daniel McGee and Jonathan Glaze.
The family of Mrs. Rivers would like to thank the nursing staff at Decatur Morgan Hospital, Alacare Hospice and the Cancer Care Center of Decatur.
In lieu of flowers, family has asked to please make donations to Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child Project 1-828-262-1980.