Obituaries

Melita Rivers

Funeral services for Melita Frances Rivers, age 86, formerly of Mount Pleasant, Tex., were Sunday, April 29, 2018 in the Bates Cooper Sloan Chapel.

Burial followed in the Mount Vernon City Cemetery.
Mrs. Rivers was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Mount Vernon, Tex., to Luther and Nora King Johnson.
 She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ and retired as the vice president of Stanley Home Products after working for 42 years.
She died in Statesville, N.C., on April 24, 2018. She was preceded in death by her daughter’s father, Speedy Rivers; her parents; and brothers, L. C. and Elton Johnson.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Michael Thomas of Mooresville, NC; her brother and sister-in-law, James and June Johnson of Mount Pleasant; one grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.