Alexander Rivera

(1995 - 2016)

Alexander Cary Rivera, age 21, of Blue Ridge, formerly of Vermont, passed away July 6, 2016, at his home. 

Alex was born June 30, 1995, in Dallas, Texas, to Leonard Rivera and Susan Capozza Rivera. He attended the Faith Presbyterian Church in Blue Ridge and enjoyed training and spending time with horses and animals. Alex worked as a CNA in Blue Ridge at the Pruitt Nursing Home.

Survivors include; mother and her boyfriend, Susan Rivera and Wayne Grube; father, Leonard Rivera; maternal grandparents, Janice Cary with friend, Fleming Currin, Frank and Ann Capozza; paternal grandparents, Miguel and Constanza Rivera; sister, Nicole Rivera; his beloved horses, Tradition and Dakota; and his dog, Buster. Also surviving are numerous relatives and friends in Blue Ridge and in Vermont.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 2 p.m. from the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home with the Pastor Julie Hagee officiating. Music was provided by Kathy Cardwell.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Vermont.

The family received friends on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Arivaca Boys Ranch, 38000 S. Arivaca Ranch Road, Arivaca, Arizona 85601,

Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, Georgia. 

You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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Phone: 706.632.2019
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Address: P.O.Box 989,
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Blue Ridge, GA, 30513