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Betty Strait Nivens

ROCK HILL -- Mrs. Betty Strait Nivens, 80, of the Court Yard at Highland Park, 923 Standard St., Apt. 223, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Graveside services for Mrs. Nivens will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1692 Highway 160, Fort Mill with Captain Nakiesh Carr and Dr. Phil Jones officiating.

Mrs. Nivens was born in York County, S.C. and was a daughter of the late John Thomas Strait and the late Bertha Lee Hartsell Strait Warlick. She was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene and a cloth inspector for J. P. Stevens - Industrial Plant. Mrs. Nivens was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Nivens Sr.; and her daughter, Betty "Ann" Nivens Hutchinson.

Mrs. Nivens is survived by her son, John "Bobby" Nivens Jr. and wife, Hazel of Rock Hill; her brother, William E. Strait of Rock Hill; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2008, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, and other times at the home of her son, Bobby Nivens, 519 Harmony Glen Circle, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

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