Grandson of John Jesse Nivens
WILLIAM B. NIVENS William Boyd Nivcns Jr., 48, of 1235 Golf Course Dr., died Thursday. He was born in Gastonia. Feb. 1, 1924, son of the late William B. and Ossie Kirksey Nivens. A veteran of the Navy in World War II, he was employed by the Firestone Store for 23 years and was manager at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gcraldine Thaycr Nivens; his step-mother, Mrs. Kathleen E. Nivens, Gastonia: one daughter, Mrs. Ronald Griffie, Gastonia; five brothers. Howard. Ralph, and Jerry Nivens, all of Gastonia, Lloyd Nivens, Carolina Beach, S.C., Floyd Nivens, Pompano Beach. Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Phillis Linehcrger, Gastonia; three grandchildren.