Funeral for elderly couple killed in Hickman fire set for Saturday

Funeral for elderly couple killed in Hickman fire set for Saturday (Image 1)
Funeral for elderly couple killed in Hickman fire set for Saturday (Image 1)

The funeral for an elderly couple killed in a Hickman County fire last week will be held Saturday.

R.T. Rivers and his wife Ruby died after their home caught on fire last Friday morning. The Rivers' owned a big factory that caught fire in Hickman County in December, forcing residents to be evacuated from their homes.

The deadly house fire remains under investigation, but has been ruled a homicide after a K9 discovered an accelerant at the scene.

The couple is survived by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchild.

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