Dakota Huntington Nivens

Published 3:14 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Funeral service for Dakota Nivens, 18, will be Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at Childersburg Church of God with Bro. Nathan Paschal and Bro. Brent Collins officiating. Burial will be in Harpersville Cemetery in Harpersville, AL.

Mr. Nivens died Friday, December 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Martha Collins, great-grandmother, Myrtle Garrett, great-grandmother, Margaret Kathleen Kelly, great-grandfather, George Wood, Sr., great-grandfather, ML Garrett, great-uncle, Jerry Collins, and cousin, Chelsea McCord. Dakota was someone who loved God and always tried to find the best in everyone. He loved family and spending time together. He could always be counted on to bring a smile to anyone he came in contact with. Dakota was loved, adored, and admired by everyone that knew him. He was a member of Dayspring Worship Center, a 2018 graduate of Sylacauga High School and was a member of the Pride Chilton County Marching Band for 5 years.

He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Wood; father, Robert Heath Nivens; brother, Carson Sumners; grandparents, George and Kathy Wood, grandparents, Jennifer and Randy Nichols; grandfather, Nick Nivens; three aunts, Rachel (Alan) McCord, Tiffeny Wood, Paula (Tommy) Eason; seven cousins, Cody (Caty) McCord, Preston Freeman, Trinity Wood, Autumn Hill, Amber Freeman, Kalub Wood; and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to the Chilton County High School Marching Band.

Pallbearers are Joe Cole, Jeremy Dennis, Ron Pearce, Ronnie Carmichael, Preston Freeman, Trinity Woody, Kalub Wood, and Mitchell Pinkston.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL, will direct the service.