Michael Charles Rivers

RABUN GAP, GEORGIA - Michael Charles Rivers, 69, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away on Oct. 18, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Michael was born on Dec. 8, 1948 to the late Robert Andrews Rivers and Elizabeth Jones Rivers in Miami.

He was a member of the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church in Dillard, Georgia. In his professional life, Michael worked as a graphic designer for Macon Printing. He was a lover of all dogs, especially his “Gracie.” He was always a loving father and husband.

In addition to his parents, two brothers preceded him in death, Ken Rivers and Tim Rivers.

Michael leaves behind his loving wife, Kathy Rivers, of the home; his son, Joe Rivers, of Rabun Gap; two daughters, Andrea Palumbo (Jim), of Annapolis, Maryland and Susie Tietz (David), of Clarksville, Georgia; two brothers, Bob Rivers (Monika), of Minnesota and Steve Rivers (Marlene), of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Rivers, of Florida and Jenny Rivers, of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews and cousins also survive him.

A service will be held at a later date.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made in Michael’s memory to Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Food Pantry P.O. Box 184 Dillard, GA 30537.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial register is available at beckfuneralhome.com.

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