July 24, 2013 Atlanta: Robby Rivers, right, clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives since 1991, holds court while holding House Speaker David Ralston’s hand for balance during a Wednesday afternoon July 24, 2013 retirement party at the State Capitol. Rivers has been an institution at the Capitol for 27 years, the first six of which were spent as attorney for former House Speaker Tom Murphy. BEN GRAY / BGRAY@AJC.COM
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Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Funeral for former House Clerk Robbie Rivers is Friday in Bremen

The funeral for Robert E. “Robbie” Rivers, longtime clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives, will be Friday in Bremen.

The funeral is 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bremen, according to Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen. The church address is 331 Pacific Ave. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Rivers, who served as the clerk for more than 20 years until his retirement in 2013, died Tuesday. He was 68.

He originally received the clerk’s job from longtime Democratic Speaker Tom Murphy. And he kept it after Republican takeover of the House in 2004.

“No one loved serving others as much as Robbie Rivers,” said House Speaker David Ralston, a Republican from Blue Ridge. “Robbie was never too busy to help a new representative who sincerely wanted to learn the legislative process. We have lost an institution.”

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