Rives Calloway Carter

Published 8:25 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

GAINSVILLE, Ga. — Rives Calloway Carter, 87, a native of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on April 15, 2019, following a lengthy illness.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019, at First United Methodist Church Chapel, Gainesville, followed by visitation at the church. 

Rives was born on Feb. 24, 1932 to Lenton Calloway Carter and Mary Rives Carter. 

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He graduated from Gainesville High School and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha order.

Rives joined the Air Force and was stationed at Greenville, where he met his wife, Kathleen Hand Carter, of Rolling Fork. 

After discharge from the Air Force Rives and Kathleen moved to Rolling Fork, Mississippi where Rives was involved in the family business for over 40 years as well as being chairman of the Board of the Bank of Anguilla for many years.

Rives was elected to the Mississippi Board of Levee Commissioners, where he served for 20 years.  

Rives was a member and vice president of Delta Council, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Atlanta Advisory Board, a board member of Staplcotn, a member of the Chattahoochee Bank Advisory Board and a member of the Gainesville History Center Board. 

Rives was recognized in 2015 with the Medallion Award as the Quinlan member of the year.  

Upon his retirement, Rives and Kathleen returned to Gainesville to make their home. 

Rives is preceded in death by his son, James Hand Carter and brother, Lenton Allen Carter. 

He is survived by his spouse of 62 years, Kathleen Hand Carter; children, Cragin Boyle (Mike) of Madison, Cal Carter (Laura) of Milton, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Robin Carter of Ridgeland; grandchildren, Carter Boyle of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Chris Boyle of Madison, and James Hand Carter Jr (Scott) of San Francisco, California; as well as nieces, Karen Hand Stevens and Nancy Hand Williams.

Memorials can be made to the Gainesville First United Methodist Church 2780 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville, GA 30506, The Quinlan Visual Arts Center 514 Green Street NE Gainesville, GA 30501, or the charity of your choice.

Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200 or for those who desire online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.