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Frances Nivens Neely

YORK -- Frances Nivens Neely, 88, of 315 Simrill Ave. died Friday, March 28, 2008, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at First Wesleyan Church of York. The Rev Todd Reynolds will be officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of York, S.C., Mrs. Neely was a daughter of the late Shelton Hale Nivens and Elear Jones Nivens. She was a member of First Wesleyan Church of York. She was a retired spinner and trainer at American Thread company.

She is survived by her husband, Robert N. (Rob) Neely of York, S.C.; her son, Robert J. Neely of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Louise Montgomery and Lorine Stevenson, both of York, S.C.; and two brothers, Mike Nivens of Irmo, S.C., and Shell Nivens of York, S.C. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Bobbie Jean and Chris and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Bratton Funeral Home on Monday March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 1830 York Highway, York, SC 29745.

Bratton Funeral Home York is serving the Neely family.