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D.C. Rivers, 79, retiree from JSO

Dolphus C. “D.C.” Rivers Sr., 79, of Lake City died on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Lake City. He was born in Lake City and was a son to the late James and Erma Roberts Rivers. Mr. Rivers was a resident of Lake City for the past 12 years, having previously lived in Jacksonville. He was a graduate of Columbia High School, a veteran of the United States Army serving during Korea, a retired officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after 25 years and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Rivers was a Baptist and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife  Gladys M. Rivers in 2002.

He is survived by sons Dolphus C. (Carolyn) Rivers Jr. and David (Debbie) Rivers, both of Glen St. Mary and James (Marion) Rivers of Macclenny; the mother of his children Lovurn Rivers of Glen, sister Beulah Wadford of Lake City; grandson Joshua Rivers.

The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, May 17 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Lake City with Revs. Eddie Griffis and James Merritt officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Suwannee County. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home.

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