John Earl “Sid” Rivers

John Earl “Sid” Rivers

Funeral services for John Rivers, 81, of Noble, were held on October 1, 2019 at St. Ann Catholic Church with Father Francis Kamau officiating. Burial followed in the St. Ann Catholic Cemetery.

John Rivers was born on Monday, May 16, 1938 in Zwolle. He passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Sabine Medical Center in Many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Kate (Ebarb) Rivers; brothers, James Carson Rivers and Jimmy Rivers; infant sister, Mary Rivers; great granddaughter, IzaBella Kate Nigreville; and great grandson, Memphis Kolt Sepulvado.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Rivers of Noble; children, John Keith Rivers and wife Tina of Zwolle, Phillip Rivers and wife Trish of Noble, Cindy Ezernack and husband Randy of Zwolle, Joel Rivers and wife Charlette of Noble, and Julie Malmay and husband Jason of Zwolle; sisters, Helen Elliott of Grand Cane, Elaine Keith and husband Tommy of Sarasota, Florida and Carol “Sue” Hedley of Baytown, Texas; brothers, Ben Henry Rivers and wife Nita of Bossier City, Pat Rivers and wife Connie of Zwolle, and Roger Rivers and wife Margie of Zwolle; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers: Jay Malmay, Jacob Rivers, Jerrod Rivers, John Keith Rivers, Josh Rivers, Robert Nigreville and Rick Gaddis.

Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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