Mildred Rives

RINGGOLD

Mildred Benton Rives, 90, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and worked at several manufacturing companies. He was a Member of the American Legion and the O.E.S. Mrs. Rives was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. She loved to play bingo, crochet and sew and was a wonderful cook. Her family will never forget her biscuits and fried chicken. She was preceded in death by William Lee Atchley and husband, James H. Rives; parents, Ira William and Zuma Martin Benton; sisters, Hilda Goodman and Lillie Mae Benton; brothers, Ira M. Benton, Lamar Benton; and son-in-law, Rudy Morgan. Survivors are son, Lawrence Allen (Nancy Ann) Atchley Sr.; daughter, Linda L. Morgan; grandchildren, Tammy M. (Joseph) Hardin, Rudy Allen (Beth) Morgan, Larry Allen (Dani) Atchley Jr., and Lisa Ann (Dan) Odom; 11 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Geneva Deakins. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joseph Hardin and the Rev. Wayne Wallin officiating. Interment in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute. The family will receive friends from Noon-2 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

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