Jerry D. Nivens, 78, resident of 1722 County Line Road, died Dec. 31, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia.
He was born in Gaston County to the late William Boyd Nivens and Kathleen Virginia Edwards Nivens.
He was also preceded in death by brother, Michael Nivens, and six half brothers.
Mr. Nivens was the owner of South Gastonia Barber-shop for 47 years.
He was of the Presbyterian faith and loved farming. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Pat Nivens, of Kings Mountain; son, David Nivens, of Gastonia; daughters, Kathy N. Kiser, of Cherryville, Cindy N. Digh, of Lincolnton, Sarah Meek and Martha Williams, both of Kings Mountain; sister, Phyllis Lineberger, of Gastonia; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with pastor Jerry Rhodes officiating.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, prior to the service at Harris Fu-neral Home in Kings Mountain.
The graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012 at Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia.
A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com.
Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is caring for the Nivens family.